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What They Do In The Dark

Amanda Coe

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The paperback publication of a gripping and disturbing debut novel about the dark side of 1970s suburbia which received stunning reviews.

This is a novel about two very different girls and how sometimes, the sum can be more terrifying than each of its parts.

'You may think you know what they do in the dark... But who are 'they'...'

Set in the mid-1970s, WHAT THEY DO IN THE DARK combines cosy nostalgia (jumbo lollies, gas fires) with rumbles of apprehension. Something awful's going to happen, but it's not clear what...

'A terrific debut, full of energy and colour; as propulsive as a thriller.' - Carrie O'Grady, Guardian.

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Praise for What They Do In The Dark

  • A masterly, disturbing piece of fiction . . . A novel that will leave you haunted long after you've read the final page - Sunday Times - Lucy Scholes

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Amanda Coe

Amanda Coe is the acclaimed screenwriter and author who in 2013 won a BAFTA for the BBC Four adaptation of John Braine's Room at the Top, starring Maxine Peake. Her other credits include Life in Squares, Margot, As If and the recent BBC One adaptation of Apple Tree Yard. Her novels What They Do in the Dark and Getting Colder are published by Virago.

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