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Blood Sisters: The Must-Read Murder Mystery of Summer 2022

Cate Quinn

4 Reviews

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Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

A gripping and brilliantly evocative thriller set in the Australian outback, where two young American sorority sisters come under investigation for a gruesome murder in a small mining town. Combines the atmosphere of THE DRY with the irresistible character-driven narrative of BIG LITTLE LIES.

You'd die for your best friend... But would you kill for her?


'This is not the usual story of vulnerable women in jeopardy ... but one in which the victims fight back.' SUNDAY TIMES
'Oh, my, can this author write women!' NEW YORK TIMES
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Some women just can't take a joke.


At least, that's what locals tell the police when a man is found gruesomely murdered at the pub in a tiny outback town. All fingers point to the backpackers working behind the bar that night - sorority sisters Beth and Lauren, who skipped town before the body was discovered.

Despite all the evidence against them, rookie cop Tara Harrison knows there must be more to this case. But even as she tries to prove their innocence, Tara discovers that Beth and Lauren have dark secrets of their own - secrets they've sworn to take to the grave...

Sun-drenched, suspenseful and addictive, with a cast of fierce, unforgettable women, Blood Sisters is the irresistible must-read of Summer 2022. Perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Liane Moriarty and Taylor Jenkins-Reid.
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*PICK OF THE WEEK - THE TIMES CRIME CLUB*
*BOOK OF THE WEEK - HEAT MAGAZINE*
*BOOK OF THE WEEK - BELFAST TELEGRAPH*

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'Just sensational.' CRIME MONTHLY

'This superb slice of Aussie noir isn't just a fantastic whodunnit, it also shines a light on some important themes. We couldn't get enough of the atmospheric setting and pitch-perfect writing.' HEAT

'Layer upon layer of plot twists ... My only sadness was that I couldn't read it in one go.' BELFAST TELEGRAPH

'A well-researched, page-turning story with characters to root for and some seriously good misdirection. This is excellent outback noir.' EMMA STYLES

'A blisteringly good book. Compulsive, brilliant, atmospheric, and with serious emotional clout. These characters didn't just jump off the page: they pulled me into it. An absolute five star read.' GYTHA LODGE

'Atmospheric and brooding, this gripping police procedural opened my eyes to modern-day exploitation in outback Australia. Tara is a smart heroine I'd love to read much more of.' ED JAMES

'A bloody good (and indeed bloody) story of suspense and mystery.' MORNING STAR
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'Beth and Lauren are backpackers from California who have run out of money in Western Australia. When they take jobs in a seedy outback bar whose owner hires girls to attract custom from a mining company, they become t

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Praise for Blood Sisters: The Must-Read Murder Mystery of Summer 2022

  • Tremendous . . . The tension ramps up all the way to the end - Harriet Tyce

  • Oh my God, THIS BOOK! ... Utterly compelling, nuanced characterisation, such atmosphere. I LOVED it! - Marian Keyes

  • I loved this book. It's both a fascinating glimpse into a hidden world and brilliantly twisty crime novel ... Utterly compelling - Elly Griffiths

  • Brilliantly imagined, compellingly told ... with insight and compassion - Chris Hammer

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Cate Quinn

Cate Quinn is a travel and lifestyle journalist for The Times, the Guardian and the Mirror, alongside many magazines. Prior to this, Quinn's background in historic research won prestigious postgraduate funding from the British Art Council. Quinn pooled these resources, combining historical research with first-hand experiences in far-flung places to create critically acclaimed and bestselling historical fiction.

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