It’s not often we head to the Lake District for anything other than something cute, cosy and escapist… but in Day One we are firmly caught up in a twisted and emotional storyline from the moment the book begins.

Arm yourself with a large cup of something nice, and get stuck in, but be warned, concentration is a must for this one. It’s totally worth the commitment though. Told in multiple timelines, and from multiple perspective, eyes to the capture titles is the key thing to remember as you grip the pages, grit your teeth, and read on.

Although the book opens with tragedy, the twisted nature of the timelines means that it burns slowly. There’s brilliant characterisation, some scene setting and dark and emotive elements as well as everyday happenings. There’s plenty of raw emotion, suspicion and intrigue to keep things ticking over nicely.

About the Book

Marty told the reporters that she saw it happen. She saw the gunman enter the hall. She saw her mother die trying to protect them all.

That’s the version of Day One Marty wishes was true.

But strange inconsistencies in her story begin to surface. Details that don’t add up. Questions she can’t answer.

The story ignites. Amidst the media frenzy, conspiracy theorists become obsessed with exposing what really happened. And at the epicentre of it all is a small community changed forever. Survivors crushed by guilt. Families torn in half. Outsiders consumed by the hunt for truth.

Each has their own version of Day One. Each must grapple with this tragedy, even as fanatics question whether it ever really happened at all.

But what did Marty really see?

And why would she lie?

About The Author

Abigail Dean was born in Manchester, and grew up in the Peak District. She graduated from Cambridge with a Double First in English. Formerly a Waterstones bookseller, she spent five years as a lawyer in London, and took summer 2018 off to work on her debut novel, Girl A, ahead of her thirtieth birthday.

Girl A was published in hardback in January 2021 and became an instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, also topping the charts in Ireland and Australia. It reached #1 in the UK Kindle charts. The paperback spent eight weeks in the Sunday Times top ten. The novel has been acquired in 36 territories, and television/film rights have sold to Sony. Johan Renck, director of Chernobyl, is attached to work on the television adaptation of Girl A.

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