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The Girl in the Green Dress

by Cath Staincliffe

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

The Girl in the Green Dress Synopsis

'This is a wonderful novel, powerful, humane and moving. It's also one of the best police procedurals I've read this year' Ann Cleeves ----- Can you really keep your child safe? What if who they are puts them at risk? And what if they have blood on their hands? Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do? Another parent fights tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve. A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change. ------ Praise for Cath Staincliffe 'Harrowing and humane. A real knockout' Ian Rankin 'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid 'Remarkable depth ... The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Telegraph 'Complex and satisfying' Sunday Times 'Her finest novel yet, emotionally unsparing, powerful, humane and moving . . . This is a timely, brave and brilliant book' Crime Review

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The Girl in the Green Dress Press Reviews

Her finest novel yet, emotionally unsparing, powerful, humane and moving . . . This is a timely, brave and brilliant book - Crime Review

This is a wonderful novel, powerful, humane and moving. It's also one of the best police procedurals I've read this year -- Ann Cleeves Emotionally unsparing, this expertly written police procedural is also an outstanding thriller, hard to put aside even for the sake of sleep. - Morning Star

A powerful, complex, gripping, perfectly paced book that packs a punch - The People

A sensitive and humane writer whose talent for characterisation ... is the fuel for real suspense - The Guardian

For her insistence on looking real life squarely in the face I would call Staincliffe the most grown-up writer in British crime fiction ... her novel is mercilessly exciting too - The Telegraph on The Silence Between Breaths

Complex and satisfying - Sunday Times

It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that -- Val McDermid Cath Staincliffe gets into the heads of ordinary people and makes them extraordinary -- Ann Cleeves An intelligent and emotionally engaging moral workout - Daily Telegraph

Powerful, complex and utterly gripping - Sunday Mirror

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ISBN: 9781472125392
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472125392
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Cath Staincliffe
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Cath Staincliffe

Cath Staincliffe was our Guest Editor in July 2013 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.   Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and the creator of ITV's hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.  Cath’s books have been short-listed for the Crime Writers Association best first novel award and for the Dagger in the Library and selected as Le Masque de l’Année.  Trio, a stand-alone novel moved away from crime to explore adoption and growing up in the 1960s, inspired by ...

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