Tall Bones

£7.99

When seventeen-year-old Emma leaves her best friend Abi at a party in the woods, she believes, like most girls her age, that their lives are just beginning. Many things will happen that night, but Emma will never see her friend again. Abi’s disappearance cracks open the façade of the small town of Whistling Ridge, its intimate history of long-held grudges and resentment. Even within Abi’s family, there are questions to be asked – of Noah, the older brother whom Abi betrayed, of Jude, the shining younger sibling who hides his battle scars, of Dolly, her mother and Samuel, her father – both in thrall to the fire and brimstone preacher who holds the entire town in his grasp. Then there is Rat, the outsider, whose presence in the town both unsettles and excites those around him. Anything could happen in Whistling Ridge, this tinder box of small-town rage, and all it will take is just one spark.

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‘Wonderfully haunting’ JANE HARPER, author of The Dry
‘Extremely well written, fantastic’ HARRIET TYCE, author of Blood Orange
‘Irresistible’ PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train
‘Clever, twisting’ FRANCINE TOON, author of Pine
‘Compelling, beautifully nuanced, brilliant’ SJ WATSON, author of Before I Go to Sleep
Delivers on every level’ RENEE KNIGHT, author of Disclaimer
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When Emma leaves her friend Abi at a party in the woods, she believes that their lives are just beginning. Many things will happen that night, but Emma will never see her friend again.

But what happens next in Whistling Ridge is so much more than the story of a missing girl.

It’s a story that will keep you guessing, a story of surprises and secrets, regrets and rage, love and lies. Abi’s disappearance cracks open the façade of this small town, peeling away the intriguing layers of its past. Even within Abi’s own family there are questions to be asked – of the older brother whom Abi betrayed, of the shining younger sibling who hides his battle scars, of her mother and her father – both in thrall to the fiery preacher who has an unsettling grasp over the whole town. And then there is Rat, the outsider, whose exciting presence is a catalyst for change.

Anything could happen in a tinder-box like Whistling Ridge. All it will take is just one spark…the truth of what happened that night at the Tall Bones.

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READERS AND REVIEWERS CAN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT TALL BONES:

‘One of the most exciting debuts of the year’ Sunday Express

‘A striking first novel’ Observer

‘Fast-paced and moving’ Literary Review

‘Will haunt you long after you race through its pages’ Grazia (Book of the Month)

‘A compulsive literary crime-drama’ Culturefly

‘Bailey writes like a dream’ Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths

‘Brilliant, could not put it down’ Katie Fford

‘One of my all-time favourite reads’ Goodreads

‘I loved this book from the very first line’ Goodreads

Additional information

Weight 0.232 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

339

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K