***THE NUMBER 3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***
A BEST DEBUT OF 2024 BY BBC, RED, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'I absolutely adore it!'
'Such a beautiful story about friendship, community and family and secrets and what’s going on underneath'
'Gripping and moving'
'To read it is to feel that little bit better about life'
‘A touching paean to lost innocence and the comfort of friendships’
'A beautiful mystery with heart'
'This is a heart-warming book'
'A gorgeous, page-turning book'
Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family Down South.
Because of the murders.
Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn't an option, no matter the dangers lurking round their way; or the strangeness at home that started the day Miv's mum stopped talking.
Perhaps if she could solve the case of the disappearing women, they could stay after all?
So, Miv and Sharon decide to make a list: a list of all the suspicious people and things down their street. People they know. People they don't.
But their search for the truth reveals more secrets in their neighbourhood, within their families - and between each other - than they ever thought possible.
What if the real mystery Miv needs to solve is the one that lies much closer to home?
THE PERFECT DEBUT NOVEL TO DISCUSS IN BOOK CLUBS
'Left a lump in my throat and a hole in my heart'
'A book I won't forget for a while'
'A beautiful and emotional debut that I know will stay with me for a long time'
'A superb look at childhood, at growing up, at starting to see the world around you'