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.