Cold Light (Paperback)

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"Extremely intense and powerfully intriguing."
--Waterstone's

" Ashworth] Evokes a damaged mind with the empathy and confidence of Ruth Rendell."
--The Times (London)

Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth is a hauntingly beautiful and shocking psychological thriller in the vein of the bestselling novels of Tana French--a darkly compelling story of secrets between two teenage friends in a small English town. Ashworth already has created great buzz in the U.K. thanks to her stunning debut novel, A Kind of Intimacy, winner of the prestigious Betty Trask Award, and now Cold Light places her in elite literary company--alongside Laura Lippman, Kate Atkinson, and other acclaimed masters of intelligent, emotionally powerful mystery and suspense. An unforgettable tale of friendship and memory--and the shattering truth behind a forgotten dead body newly unearthed--Cold Light is a most welcome addition to the crime fiction and thriller ranks.

Praise For…


“Evokes a damaged mind with the empathy and confidence of Ruth Rendell.”
-The Times (London)

“Hugely readable debut novel […] about the inability to know others and ourselves.”
-The Independent

“Extremely intense and powerfully intriguing.”
-Waterstone's

‘Ashworth has the rare gift of being able to make her reader feel perverse and voyeuristic, implicated somehow in the tragedy laid out on the pages.’
-Sunday Times (London)

A grimly atmospheric mystery.
-Sunday Express (London)

A psychological thriller of the first order.
-The Age (Australia)

Another cleverly skewed tale told from the self-conscious perspective of an outsider... arrestingly observant... Ashworth’s second book confirms that the first was no one-off... her talent could take her a long way’
-The Guardian

A wonderful tale, beautifully told.
-Bella

A chilling, blackly funny novel with a surreal edge about the intensity of teenage friendship.
-Grazia

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062076038
ISBN-10: 0062076035
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
Pages: 343
Language: English