07 Mar Dead Girls
From the award-winning author of Golden Boy comes a riveting novel that traces one girl’s journey to understand what happened to her best friend, and what it might mean to be a girl.
Eastcastle, England, in the late 1990s, is a peaceful, rural community, where children disappear into wheat fields to play until nightfall. When Thera’s best friend, Billie, goes missing, Thera assumes Billie is merely off on another adventure. It’s not until she’s questioned by detectives that Thera begins to suspect that the worst has happened and starts asking questions of her own: What is a pervert? Why are girls particularly at risk? Why do the men around her think she’s theirs to touch? Since the adults in town are not forthcoming with answers and urged on by what she believes to be Billie’s ghost, Thera decides to launch an investigation of her own. It’s the nineties. Girls can do anything. there will hunt down the killer herself.