Donna Tartt meets The Virgin Suicides in this intense and haunting psychological thriller Winner of two CWA daggers - the Ian Flemming Steel Dagger and the New Blood Dagger 'To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild...after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave' Stephen King 'This is a stylish thriller about housewives who don't recognise their own desperations' Literary Review 'Relentless, often creepy, but never less than real, this stylish and gripping tale will give you the shivers' Guardian 'Compulsively disturbing' Time Out 'It is a stunningly accomplished evocation of the oppressiveness of small-town' Sunday Times 'Flynn's debut novel grips like an iron fist from the start a great book and a compulsive thriller' Metro '[A] sinister and stylish psychological drama...Flynn brilliantly depicts the lurking malice and secrets of a small community' Daily Mail 'This is a fine debut novel A major talent has arrived' Independent on Sunday 'Sharp, clean exciting writing that grabs you from the first page. A real pleasure' Kate Atkinson
Shortlisted for CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger 2007.
"fizzes with colour and tension...a brilliant debut" GUARDIAN "A compellnig story, absolutely unputdownable" TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
Gillian Flynn was the chief TV critic for ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Her second novel DARK PLACES, has also been published to acclaim.