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*From the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award-winning HOLLY WATT*
They take the girls…
Investigative journalist Casey Benedict is used to working on stories that will take her from the bottom to the top of society – stories with a huge human cost. And her latest case is no different.
When a frantic message is found hidden in clothes manufactured for the British high street, Casey embarks on a race to find those who are taken, and who is responsible.
But identifying the factories in which the clothes have been made is one challenge, following the trail of those taken is another. Their attempts to find the girls will take Casey from her London newsroom to the streets of Bangladesh and into the very heart of families who will be destroyed if what she uncovers is ever revealed.
PRAISE FOR TO THE LIONS:
'Although set in the world of journalism rather than espionage, there’s more than a touch of Le Carré to this debut novel'
The Times, Best Thrillers of 2019
'This fast-paced thriller follows journalist Casey Benedict on a dark trail of murder, political corruption and lies in a well-told tale that grabs you from the very first page’
‘Equally good on the spy-like ploys used by undercover hacks as it is on tensions and teamwork in the newsroom’
'Superbly entertaining... Pacy and genuinely thrilling... This promises to be an outstanding series’
‘[A] superbly plotted debut … Frighteningly plausible and utterly unforgettable! This is a rollercoaster of a book … To the Lions is quite sensational’
‘A highly accomplished debut that marks Watt out as a fresh and important voice’
Crime Writers’ Association Judges
'Sensational! I loved it. Superbly plotted, and what a brilliant series lead! A sure hit’
‘This book is astonishing. Containing the most horrific concept for a crime novel I’ve ever encountered, it manages also to be beautifully written and tragic. It made me question the value we put on human life and consider what it means to be human. Utterly unforgettable’
Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
‘An amazing book … Completely riveting ... A breath-holding rollercoaster of a read, which opens doors and windows into the way the world is that are genuinely shocking’
Manda Scott, author of A Treachery of Spies
‘Tightly plotted, frighteningly plausible and packed with insider-knowledge, To The Lions is an astonishing debut’
M. W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show