Little Deaths

3.38 based on 2318 ratings & 329 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 12.01.2017
ISBN: 9781509826605
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Bailey's Women Prize for Fiction 2017 Longlist

It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery.

Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions, fuelled by neighbourhood gossip and speculation. Sent to cover the case on his first major assignment, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press. Soon, Pete begins to doubt everything he thought he knew.

Ruth Malone is enthralling, challenging and secretive - is she really capable of murder?

Haunting, intoxicating and heart-poundingly suspenseful, Little Deaths by Emma Flint is a gripping debut novel about love, morality and obsession, exploring the capacity for good and evil within us all.

In the media

As dark as any period noir and simmering with tension
Express S Magazine
Inspired by true events, this thrilling suspense story will make you question your loyalties at every turn
Harpers Bazaar
There’s plenty of buzz around Emma Flint’s evocative debut thriller inspired by a true crime story and filled with murder, sex and obsession during a heatwave in Sixties New York
Daily Telegraph