The Wrong Girl
By Laura Wilson
A dark and gripping mystery of celebrity obsession and the lies families tell each other.
A sudden death exposes three generations of family secrets in this gripping, atmospheric psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Belinda Bauer and B A Paris.
Janice Keaton is living a quiet, easy life when a longed-for reunion with the daughter she gave up for adoption several decades earlier drags her into a lethal confrontation with her past.
Did her brother, Dan, die a natural death? Is Joe, her former lover, really an acid casualty, or was there another reason for his abrupt withdrawal from public life? And what is her granddaughter, Molly, hiding?
As she struggles to come to terms with a series of shocks, Janice realises that her recollections of the past hold a sinister secret - one with deadly consequences.
And then Molly disappears...
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
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04 Jun 2015
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Wilson is one of our most original and sensitive crime writers. This is a gripping novel about three generations of women in one family uncovering each other's secrets — Jake Kerridge, Daily Express
Wilson shakes and stirs the ingredients into a beautifully written, gripping and haunting mystery novel — Jessica Mann, Literary Review
Thoughtful, scary and true, this is reminiscent of Barbara Vine at her best — The Mail on Sunday
[Wilson] writes excellent mystery novels with a strong sense of place, era and character, and a humane voice that's perhaps too rare in crime fiction . . . The Wrong Girl amply confirms these gifts — Independent on Sunday
A slow-burn story with brilliant characters built up layer by layer and a plot which comes ingeniously together — The Bookbag
Beautifully written and atmospheric family drama-cum-psychological thriller — Liz Loves Books
My best book of 2015 by a mile. I absolutely loved it — Crimesquad
Wilson has established a reputation for stylish psychological crime
One of the country's most acute psychological crime novelists
Laura Wilson's DI Stratton series is one of the bright spots of British crime fiction
Laura Wilson is a class act who just gets better and better