Eliza Clark author

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 6th Jul '23



This title is due to be published on 6th July, and will be despatched as soon as possible..

An utterly chilling, compulsive story of a murder among teenagers, on the eve of the historic Brexit vote, by a major new voice in British fiction.

Did the hosts make jokes? Did you see the pictures of the body? Did you look for them? Nearly a decade after the horrifying murder of 16-year-old Joan Wilson in a seaside town , journalist Alec Z.'You've never read anything like this.' JULIA ARMFIELD Do you know what happened already? Did you know her? Did you see it on the internet? Did you listen to a podcast? Did the hosts make jokes? Did you see the pictures of the body? Did you look for them? It's been nearly a decade since the horrifying murder of sixteen-year-old Joan Wilson rocked Crow-on-Sea, and the events of that terrible night are now being published for the first time. That story is Penance, a dizzying feat of masterful storytelling, where Eliza Clark manoeuvres us through accounts from the inhabitants of this small seaside town. Placing us in the capable hands of journalist Alec Z. Carelli, Clark allows him to construct what he claims is the 'definitive account' of the murder - and what led up to it. Built on hours of interviews with witnesses and family members, painstaking historical research, and most notably, correspondence with the killers themselves, the result is a riveting snapshot of lives rocked by tragedy, and a town left in turmoil. The only question is: how much of it is true? **Eliza Clark's incendiary debut, Boy Parts, is available now**

ISBN: 9780571371761

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

448 pages