The Cry

by Helen FitzGerald

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Cry

Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014.

One of our Books of the Year 2013.

I do love this author’s structure.  We have a crime … or do we?  We have a court case but what is Joanna being tried for?  We have multi-voices but never a full explanation and so the plot builds in a compulsive spiral of doubt.  It is not until the final pages and after twist upon twist that we are finally given a punch in the stomach, an ending that still leaves a question.  Did she or didn’t she?  Is she mad or not?  You’ve got to read this inventive domestic drama to find out.  Highly recommended, read it and then all her others, particularly The Donor.  She is very special.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Cry Synopsis

He's gone. And telling the truth won't bring him back...When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other. Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right? The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780571287703
Publication date: 5th September 2013
Author: Helen FitzGerald
Publisher: Faber and Faber Crime an imprint of Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Primary Genre Crime and Mystery
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Helen FitzGerald Press Reviews

'Exceptional ... this powerful noir tale is by turns devastating and uplifting.' Chris Ewan, author of Safe House

 

'An incredible read. I couldn't put it down. A beautifully crafted, heartbreaking story.' Lisa O'Donnell

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Publication date: 04/10/2018
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ISBN: 9780571287703
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About Helen FitzGerald

Helen FitzGerald is the bestselling author of ten adult and young adult thrillers, including The Donor (2011) and The Cry (2013), which was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and adapted for a major BBC drama. Her 2019 dark-comedy thriller Worst Case Scenario was a Book of the Year in the Literary Review, Herald Scotland, Guardian and Daily Telegraph, shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, and won the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award. Helen worked as a criminal justice social worker for over fifteen years. She grew up in Victoria, Australia, and ...

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