Out on 16 March 2023

Red Queen

Juan Gómez-Jurado

Translated by Nicholas Caistor
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16 March 2023
432 pages


You've never met anyone like her …

Antonia Scott is special. Very special. She is not a policewoman or a lawyer. She has never wielded a weapon or carried a badge, and yet, she has solved dozens of crimes.

But it's been awhile since Antonia left her attic in Madrid. The things she has lost are much more important to her than the things awaiting her outside.

She also doesn't receive visitors. That's why she really, really doesn't like it when she hears unknown footsteps coming up the stairs.

Whoever it is, Antonia is sure that they are coming to look for her.

And she likes that even less.

Juan Gómez-Jurado's internationally bestselling thriller series has sold more than two million copies to date in Spain alone. Translated by Nick Caistor.

A labyrinth of mystery, crisply plotted and paced, way ahead of the pack. If you like good old fashioned suspense, with plenty of intrigue and treachery, this one’s for you.

Red Queen is a smart, addictive thriller, beautiful in both its complexity and devotion to characterization. Between the stunning plot twists, bold structural choices, and surprising moments of wry humour, you won’t be able to put this one down until you reach the last satisfying page…and then ask for the next book in the series, please.

Red Queen is in a class by itself. This terrific novel has all the page-turning elements of the very best thrillers but what makes it truly remarkable is the writing itself. Engaging and heart-breaking, witty and wry and immersive -- and beautifully structured. I have never read a book as gorgeously complex as this - and that is the highest of compliments. Juan Gómez-Jurado has written an instant classic.