Stuart Turton The Last Murder at the End of the World


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'A mind-bending, genre-blending, boy-that-ending mystery unlike any I've ever read' A. J. FINN
'I loved it' C. J. TUDOR
'An absolute blast' BENJAMIN STEVENSON
'Wildly inventive' M. W. CRAVEN
'Believe the hype' ALICE BELL
'Extraordinary' WILL DEAN

Outside the island there is nothing: the world destroyed by a fog that swept the planet, killing anyone it touched. On the island: it is idyllic. 122 villagers and 3 scientists, living in peaceful harmony. The villagers are content to fish, farm and feast, to obey their nightly curfew, to do what they're told by the scientists.

Until, to the horror of the islanders, one of their beloved scientists is found brutally stabbed to death. And they learn the murder has triggered a lowering of the security system around the island, the only thing that was keeping the fog at bay. If the murder isn't solved within 107 hours, the fog will smother the island - and everyone on it.

But the security system has also wiped everyone's memories of exactly what happened the night before, which means that someone on the island is a murderer - and they don't even know it...

About the Author

Stuart Turton's debut novel, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, won the Costa First Novel Award and the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Best Novel, and was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards and the British Book Awards Debut of the Year. A Sunday Times bestseller, it has been translated into over thirty languages, and has sold over one million copies in the UK and US combined.

The Devil and the Dark Water, his follow up, won the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Fiction and was selected for the BBC Two Book Club, Between the Covers, and the Radio 2 Jo Whiley Book Club. Stuart lives near London with his wife and daughters.

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'Excellent ... I won't give anything else away as the discoveries are part of the joy, but I was engrossed in this high-concept thriller and can't wait to see what Turton does next'
- Observer

'A mind-bending, genre-blending, boy-that-ending mystery unlike any I've ever read ... I feel, as I read a Turton book, like I'm watching a rocket erupt from the launchpad -- I've got a grin on my face and my heart in my throat'
- A. J. Finn

'This story will grip your attention until the very last page and is sure to be another bestseller'
- Glamour

'A smart and suspenseful page-turner'

'This startlingly original slice of dystopia also serves up a compelling mystery. Genius'
- Heat

'If you have ever had the experience of reading a Stuart Turton novel, you will know what it is like to have your brain fried - in the very best way'
- i

'Turton (The Devil and the Dark Water) continues playing fast and loose with genre boundaries in this dazzling postapocalyptic thriller that blossoms into a race against time whodunit . . . This dystopian detective story fires on all cylinders'
- Publisher's Weekly

'Even better than The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Turton's cemented his reputation as the king of the mind-blowing mystery'
- Gareth Rubin, author of Sunday Times bestseller, The Turnglass

'An extraordinary novel. Midsommar meets Station Eleven meets The Mist meets a fresh post-apocalyptic murder mystery. Audacious and utterly mind-blowing. Stu Turton is one of the most inventive writers working today'
- Will Dean


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