The Kills

3.17 based on 390 ratings & 97 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 18.07.2013
ISBN: 9781447254881
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.
Shortlisted for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014.

Book of the Year in the Guardian, Spectator, Independent and Daily Mail.

The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy.

It starts with an explosion, a man on the run and the theft of over fifty million dollars. It moves from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, around mainland Europe via the sleazy underworld of Naples, and across America. It ends in a locked room.

Brilliantly original, playful and ambitious, The Kills is a terrifying, awe-inspiring, mind-blowing sensation.

'A damn good book' Sunday Times
'A staggering achievement' Daily Mail
'A thrilling, overwhelming ride' Spectator

In the media

Richard House's The Kills was the novel that impressed me most: a terrific unbuckled ride through global and intimate catastrophes, blood and billions.
Spectator
House is a master of flawed character and unexpected moving images.
New Statesman
With a single observation he can give lasting resonance to a few seconds of human awkwardness. House gives us vivid pictures: powerful, bleak, beautiful.
Times Literary Supplement