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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035400812

Price: £10.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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SOMETIMES THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SOLVE YOUR MURDER IS YOU.

‘Startling and original, My Murder is a gripping speculative twist on the crime novel.’ – Paula Hawkins bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

‘Completely absorbing. A smart, speculative twist on domestic suspense.’ – Ashley Audrain


‘One of the most original, smart, funny and thought-provoking books you’ll read this year’
Daily Mail

Lou has been murdered.

She was the fifth victim of the serial killer Edward Early. A young wife and new mother, Lou’s death outraged a public breathlessly following the story of the serial murders.

Lou has been cloned.

Along with Early’s other four victims, Lou has been brought back to life by the government-funded replication commission. The women gather at a weekly support group, helping each other to navigate a society obsessed with their very existence.

Lou has been lied to.

But when Lou agrees to help fellow murder victim Fern secure a visit with Edward Early, a shocking revelation causes Lou to investigate the events around her death and question everything she thought she knew about her murder.

Can she finally uncover the truth?

Praise for Katie Williams:

“Like an extended episode of ‘Black Mirror’ … Williams offers a master class in not losing sight of the human element… the kind of story that – in the subtlest of ways – can instruct us, and nourish us, and make us want to live and love a little better.”-Matt Haig, New York Times Book Review

“[A] vivid, clever debut.” –O, the Oprah Magazine

“Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite writer.” -James Hannaham, award-winning author of DELICIOUS FOODS: A Novel

“Delightfully weird and humorous…a fascinating exploration of our increasing reliance on technology and our obsession with finding a quick fix for everything.” -Shondaland

“A sharp and moving novel.” –Publishers Weekly

“With its clever, compelling vision of the future, deeply human characters, and delightfully unpredictable story, this novel is itself a receipe for contentment.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“My prescription for happiness is: ‘Sit still, read a book that can’t be classified by genre, and tell everyone.’ I’m telling you, Katie Williams delivers.” -Helen Ellis, New York Times-bestselling author of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE

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Completely absorbing. A smart, speculative twist on domestic suspense.
Ashley Audrain, bestselling author of The Push
When did I last read a thriller this cool, this confident? This clever? A novel so hard-charging yet light on its feet? But best and most of all, this book is F-U-N.
A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
I couldn't have inhaled My Murder more ravenously. Beautifully written, eerie, and darkly comic, with an irresistible premise flawlessly executed . . . My Murder is a revelation.
Katie Gutierrez, author of More Than You'll Ever Know
Startling and original, My Murder is a gripping speculative twist on the crime novel.
Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
Katie Williams' My Murder is a sly, captivating twister of a novel. Darkly funny, deeply scary and utterly original, it will keep you guessing until its final, haunting pages.
Megan Abbott, bestselling author of The Turnout
Captivating and provocative, My Murder is at once a tense mystery and a bracing take on the realities of early motherhood. It's a sinister, daring thriller, with an absolute corker of an ending that I never saw coming.
Flynn Berry, bestselling author of Northern Spy
An intelligent murder mystery. Acerbic and disturbing in equal measure.
Publishers Weekly
Fans of feminist, speculative fiction will devour My Murder
Bustle, Most Anticipated Books of Spring & Summer 2023
Ingenious ... Williams deftly swirls science fiction and domestic suspense plotlines into this fresh and unpredictable tale. Imbued with a sharp feminist consciousness, "My Murder" cheekily invokes and subverts the conventional serial-killer-stalking-terrified-women plot.
Washington Post
With this suspenseful, smart sophomore effort-a briskly paced story with charming characters at its core-Williams has delivered an intelligent, insightful murder mystery that illuminates her imagined world and our own.
Kirkus
My Murder is one of those rare emotionally intelligent books that are also fun reads, and it even manages to perform two or three plot turns that are so masterly that they would make Ira Levin blush. It's a book that's going to keep readers turning pages late into the night.
New York Times
You've never read a thriller like My Murder. With this murder mystery in the style of Kazuo Ishiguro...Williams offers deft commentary on the commercialization of true crime, trauma, motherhood, and fame, with the pacing of a breathless thriller. It's a twist on the genre you won't be able to stop reading.
Glamour
One of the most original, smart, funny and thought-provoking books you'll read this year
Daily Mail
So imaginative, so twisty - and so ORIGINAL - I am blown away by it.
R. L. Stine
For all its twists and turns, My Murder is grounded in character development, and Lou's uneasy, complicated feelings about motherhood and domesticity shine through.
Chicago Review of Books