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Dream Girl

Laura Lippman

From the New York Times bestselling author, a psychological thriller about a writer whose dream girl may just have come back to haunt him

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How can a woman who never existed come back to haunt you?

‘Spine chilling . . . Misery for the #MeToo generation.’ Erin Kelly

Gerry Anderson has been having trouble sleeping. He’s unwell – bed-bound – and has only his night nurse and his personal assistant for company. But what’s really troubling him are the phone calls. Phone calls from a woman claiming to be the ‘real’ Aubrey.

But that can’t be. Aubrey’s just a character Gerry made up in a book, years ago.

Can Gerry see past the ever-blurring lines of fact and fiction and figure out who is threatening him, or has his long-overdue moment of reckoning finally arrived?

‘The sharpest, clearest-eyed take on our #MeToo reckoning yet. Plus: enthralling.’ Megan Abbott

What readers are saying
‘A twisty and delightfully sharp thriller.’
‘Chillingly addictive.’
‘Witty, timely, prescient and skewering the reception of the #MeToo movement.’
‘One of the best books I have read this year . . . that ending was brilliant.’
‘A great summer read.’

Critic Reviews

Mischievous, sulphurous, antic . . . Dream Girl is the darkly comic thriller of the season.

Irish Times
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Smart and many faceted, a devastating implication of one man’s self-deception, and creepy as hell.

Critic Reviews

There are thriller writers and there is Laura Lippman, an American who is fast creating a new genre-busting category full of remarkable writing and dazzling plot lines . . . You will never guess the ending. It's delicious.

Daily Mail
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Keeps you guessing until the very last chapter.

Sunday Times 'Crime Club Star Pick'
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An immersive, chilling read from the masterful author of Sunburn and Lady in the Lake, with a #MeToo-inspired reckoning at its core.

i Paper
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Clever, funny and supremely readable.

Daily Mail

Laura Lippman’s novels have won many crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony and Agatha Awards. Sunburn (2018), her second consecutive novel to win the eDunnit Award at Crimefest, was also nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and was a Waterstones Book of the Month. Her 2019 novel Lady in the Lake featured in numerous Best of Year Lists,…

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