Keeper

Keeper : The Most Talked About Debut of 2020

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KEEPER is the addictive literary thriller everyone's talking about this spring.
AN OBSERVER TOP DEBUT NOVELISTS OF 2020
A SUNDAY TIMES STYLE HOT DEBUT OF 2020: 'READ IF YOU LIKED GONE GIRL AND LULLABY'
A COSMOPOLITAN BOOKS TO WATCH MARCH 2020
'A new young writer I believe in' Jeanette Winterson

'Gripping, devastating...breathtaking' Clare Mackintosh

'Powerful and chilling, with a shocking twist ... an important story, well told' Guardian
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He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.
Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside.

When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where Katie worked don't agree. They say it's murder.

Will you listen to them?

An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, KEEPER will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.
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'For a fictional account this book speaks many truths. The end may shock, but the brutal reality is that this is happening and the most haunting fact is that we are not talking about it' - Bookseller

'Jess Moor's debut novel made me want to shout out in anger' - Val McDermid

'This is a thriller, but its pacy insights into the ways in which men exert control over women make it one that you need to read' - Cosmopolitan

'Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book' - Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

'Still have a Girl on the Train-shaped hole in your life? Add Keeper to your list. Moor's debut is a feminist whoddunit' - Sunday Times

'Wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. As compulsive as it is heartbreaking' - Rosie Price, author of What Red Was

'Vastly impressive . . . Deeply affecting and superbly told, it demands to be read' Daily Mail

'Grips from the first page. Powerful, beautifully written and chillingly close to the bone, this is crime fiction with a conscience. Essential reading' - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

'A pacy crime novel that will have you gripped, and get you thinking . . . Moor coolly blends the crime genre to her will, turning it into a compelling examination of coercive control and structural sexism' - Stylist

'Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard' - Rosamund Lupton, author of Three Hours

'Male violence in all its forms is at the heart of Jessica Moor's confident and skillful debut' - The Observer
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 32mm | 453g
  • VIKING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241396840
  • 9780241396841
  • 1,142,126

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For a fictional account this book speaks many truths. The end may shock, but the brutal reality is that this is happening and the most haunting fact is that we are not talking about it -- Bookseller Keeper is extraordinary. Humane, compelling, and absolutely furious in the best possible way. I read the last chapters with my hand clapped over my mouth -- Flynn Berry, author of Under the Harrow Disturbing, gripping and illuminating - a page-turner that shines a light into a dark corner of our world -- Helen Lewis, journalist Sharp, incisive writing, and frighteningly believable characters. And what a twist . . . -- Simon Lelic, author of 'The House' Vastly impressive . . . Deeply affecting and superbly told, it demands to be read * Daily Mail * A deeply affecting and important addition to the thriller genre, Keeper explores the escalating horrors of domestic abuse with rare insight and skill. Jessica Moor is destined to become a serious voice on the crime scene -- Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends Powerful and chilling, with a shocking twist, Keeper is an important story, well told * Guardian * An addictive, powerful read and a hugely original novel from a fresh new voice in crime fiction * Dead Good, 'Debut Crime Novels to Watch out for in 2020' * Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard -- Rosamund Lupton, author of 'Sister' Male violence in all its forms is at the heart of Jessica Moor's confident and skilful debut * The Observer * A timely and thought provoking novel that explores issues of power and control with a sensitive and deft touch -- Nuala Ellwood, author of 'Day of the Accident' This is a thriller, but its pacy insights into the ways in which men exert control over women make it one that you need to read * Cosmopolitan, '12 of the Best Books Released in March 2020' * Pacy, absorbing and electric in its detail, Keeper is compassionately, furiously true. Men should read this book, and I'd be shocked to meet a woman who doesn't find some part of herself here -- Beth Underdown, author of 'The Witchfinder's Sister' Intense and compassionate . . . it made me furious and sad, but it also made me feel seen -- Hanna Jameson, author of 'The Last' Extraordinary and compelling -- Cara Hunter, author of 'Close to Home' Reading Keeper is a visceral experience ... cleverly reminding us that for some women simply existing in a man's world is more dangerous than anything else -- Araminta Hall, author of 'Our Kind of Cruelty' Keeper is wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. As compulsive as it is heartbreaking -- Rosie Price, author of 'What Red Was' A literary thriller, KEEPER is a compelling, tense and pacy read * The Observer, 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2020 * Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book -- Sara Collins, author of 'The Confessions of Frannie Langton' Still have a Girl on the Train-shaped hole in your life? Add KEEPER to your list Moor's debut is a feminist whoddunit * Sunday Times STYLE * Jess Moor is a new young writer I believe in. She has plenty to say that's political and necessary. And she can tell a story -- Jeanette Winterson Jess Moor's debut novel made me want to shout out in anger -- Val McDermid
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About Jessica Moor

Jessica Moor studied English at Cambridge before completing a Creative Writing MA at Manchester University. Prior to this she spent a year working in the violence against women and girls sector and this experience inspired her first novel, Keeper.
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Rating details

178 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 28% (49)
4 39% (70)
3 22% (40)
2 8% (15)
1 2% (4)
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