Dead Girls

Abigail Tarttelin

10 January 2019
448 pages


Immerse yourself in the tension of 1999 that sweeps across Abigail Tarttelin's Dead Girls. A gripping tale of friendship, audacity, and a murder that shatters a tranquil village.

A quiet community is shocked by the murder of an eleven-year-old girl. As police swarm the village, fear compels parents to keep their children indoors. Unbeknown to her Mum and Dad, though, one girl roams free.

Thera Wilde was the girls best friend. Now alone she is determined to find the killer who murdered her friend. Slipping under her parents' radar she embarks on a fearless quest for justice.

'Sometimes brutal, often tender, and always compelling' – Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, on Golden Boy

Harriet the Spy is all grown up – and readying herself to take on the darkness of the adult world. This somehow manages to combine mystery, thriller, horror, and a lovely elegy to lost friendship . . . Completely unforgettable
Feminist, bold, shocking, packed with little epiphanies
The things we tell young girls to keep them safe might be the most dangerous of all . . . An utterly compelling page-turner that will stay with me for a long time