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Invisible City

Julia Dahl

Perfect for fans of Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn and Laura Lippman, Dahl’s first novel brilliantly explores the secret world of one of New York’s most secluded communities

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If you enjoyed UNORTHODOX, you will be riveted by Rebekah Roberts . . .

‘An absolutely crackling, unputdownable mystery. I loved it.’ GILLIAN FLYNN

Fresh out of journalism school, Rebekah Roberts is working for the New York Tribune, trying to make a name for herself. Assigned a story about the murder of a woman in Brooklyn, Rebekah finds a case from inside a closed, secretive Hasidic Jewish community – the same Brooklyn neighbourhood her estranged mother was brought up in.

Shocked to discover that the victim is set to be buried without an autopsy, Rebekah knows there is a story to uncover, but getting to the truth won’t be easy – in the cloistered world her mother rebelled against, it’s clear she’s not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep, most of all from an outsider.

Critic Reviews

The first instalment in a Brooklyn-set series featuring rookie crime reporter Rebekah Roberts... a smart, moving and enormously promising debut.

Critic Reviews

Magnificent story-telling set against the backdrop of a closed, secretive community of Hasidic Jews ion Brooklyn.

Daily Mail
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Ms. Dahl’s take on the chasidic world Rebekah encounters is open-hearted and sympathetic.

The Jewish Standard
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A gripping introduction to a series set among the Hasidic Jewish community of Brooklyn, New York. Not only is it a compelling murder mystery, but a fascinating glimpse into a secretive and little-known society.

Linda Castillo, CrimeReads

Julia Dahl was born and raised in Fresno, California and currently lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and son. A former journalist, specializing in crime and criminal justice, she is the author of three novels in the Rebekah Roberts series including Invisible City, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and won…

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