The biggest dark literary launch of 2021. Like THE GIRLS rewritten by GILLIAN FLYNN with all the atmosphere of TWIN PEAKS, TALL BONES marks the debut of an explosive new talent.
Anna Bailey was born in Bristol in 1995 and spent her childhood in Gloucestershire. She studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa university and wanted to become a journalist, but ended up moving to Colorado and becoming a Starbucks barista instead. In 2018 she returned to the UK, where she enrolled in the Curtis Brown Creative Novel-writing course and wrote her first novel, Tall Bones, inspired by her experience of living in small-town America. Twitter- @annafbailey Instagram- @annabaileywrites
Anna Bailey's debut is irresistible, a compelling and nuanced
psychological thriller suffused with small town prejudice and dark
family secrets. * PAULA HAWKINS, author of The Girl on the
With Tall Bones, Anna Bailey bursts onto the scene with a wonderfully haunting debut. Small-town intrigue, exquisitely drawn. * JANE HARPER, author of The Dry and The Lost Man *
An intricate and compelling thriller, beautifully nuanced and wonderfully claustrophobic. Brilliant. * SJ WATSON, author of Before I Go to Sleep *
'A clever, twisting debut about the dark side of small town America. It is packed with secrets like firecrackers ready to ignite.'
* FRANCINE TOON, author of Pine *
'Anna Bailey writes like a dream about teenage love and lust, the terror of knowledge and the claustrophobia of families and of small towns.Tall Bones is as brutal, as bittersweet, as tender and as tense as first love itself.' * EMMA FLINT, author of Little Deaths *