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Thriller Night : Emma Flint with Little Deaths

Tuesday 7th February 2017

The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
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Emma Flint’s critically acclaimed debut novel is a stark, raw exploration of criminality, and how concepts of femininity and motherhood can turn toxic. A slow-burning, provocative thriller Little Deaths is a heady blend of sex, murder, obsession, noir and a femme fatale.

‘A phenomenal achievement. Little Deaths is one of those so-very-rare accomplishments: a lightning fast, heart-pounding, psychologically resonant crime novel that effortlessly transcends genre. If you believed that literary fiction can’t be a one-sitting read, think again.’  – Jeffery Deaver

It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery.

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. But Ruth Malone is not like other mothers . . .


We are thrilled to welcome Emma Flint, a graduate of St Andrews University,  back to her alma mater to celebrate this first, astonishingly accomplished, literary outing.