Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in
London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the
kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Mick Herron’s reputation as a thriller writer is growing all the time; we are overjoyed to welcome him to Ely for the first time to talk about This is What Happened.