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  • A nuanced thriller that will haunt you long after you race through its pages.

  • This is a striking first novel, a chilling insight into an oppressive world, where bad thoughts and bad deeds ripple just below the surface, out of sight.

    Alison Flood, OBSERVER
  • Fast paced and moving.

  • Beautifully written and very moving, this is an assured debut.

    Laura Wilson, GUARDIAN
  • One of the most exciting debuts of the year.

  • Both menacing and haunting, a compelling and atmospheric debut.

  • Anna Bailey's debut is irresistible, a compelling and nuanced psychological thriller suffused with small town prejudice and dark family secrets.

    PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the Train
  • Spellbinding and darkly beautiful.... intricately plotted and exquisitely written, Tall Bones is a stunning debut.

  • The best kind of small-town crime novel... one that drips with atmosphere. Bailey has penned a dark and compulsive literary crime-drama about love, guilt, trauma, intolerance and the consequences of religious devotion... an intricately weaved and haunting story that will stay with you for days after.

  • With Tall Bones, Anna Bailey bursts onto the scene with a wonderfully haunting debut. Small-town intrigue, exquisitely drawn.

    JANE HARPER, author of The Dry and The Lost Man

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