Day One

Day One

Day One

Abigail Dean
*The breathtaking new novel from the bestselling author of Girl A*
Stonesmere will never be the same again…

When a lone gunman enters a primary school in a beautiful Lake District town, the effects of the tragedy radiate through idyllic Stonesmere with devastating consequences.

At the epicentre of the tragedy is Marty, daughter of the teacher who dies trying to protect her pupils. Her actions in the immediate aftermath change the trajectory of her life forever.

As news of the shooting spreads across the country, rumours of inconsistencies begin to surface, festering online. Conspiracy theorists start questioning what happened, and for outsider Trent Casey, this new community offers him a chance to step into the spotlight.

With events spiralling out of control, Marty and Trent’s lives become irreversibly entwined and the true story is gradually revealed. Eight years later, Marty must piece together her memories of that fateful day and face up to the part she played.

Day One is a tender, heartbreaking novel about community, tragedy, and the lasting power of love from the bestselling author of Girl A.

*Praise for DAY ONE*
‘I couldn’t put this down… layered, frightening, moving.’ Stacey Halls

‘DAY ONE is a devastating, beautiful novel written with such skill, grace and compassion that I couldn't stop reading through the tears’ Jennifer Saint

‘Gripping and beautifully written, DAY ONE confronts the darkest parts of human nature with guts and grace. I loved it.’ Emilia Hart

‘A gripping examination of a community devastated … A chilling, thought-provoking read. Brilliant.’ Shari Lapena

‘Utterly gripping.’ Juno Dawson

‘Intriguing and brave, a beautiful writer.’ Adele Parks

Day One


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