This is What Happened
By Mick Herron
From CWA Gold and Steel Dagger winner Mick Herron comes a shocking, twisted novel of psychological suspense about one woman's attempt to be better than ordinary
A lot of things have happened.
If she could turn back time, she wondered how far she would go.
Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice.
Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk.
Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero - if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.
Mick Herron is an award-winning novelist and author of the Jackson Lamb series. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the CWA Steel Dagger for Best Thriller and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and has been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards.
Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.
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07 Jun 2018
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A beautifully written and ingeniously plotted standalone from Herron . . . this dark thriller is rife with the deadpan wit and trenchant observation that Herron's readers relish — Publishers Weekly