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Cold Light
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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.

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Jenn Ashworth. (2012). Cold Light. William Morrow Paperbacks.

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Jenn Ashworth. 2012. Cold Light. William Morrow Paperbacks.

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      • content: "Extremely intense and powerfully intriguing."
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      • content: A grimly atmospheric mystery.
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      • content: A psychological thriller of the first order.
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      • source: The Guardian
      • content: 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'
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        August 27, 2012
        Set in a small English town, Ashworth’s second novel (after A Kind of Intimacy) offers an object lesson in the perils of concealing the past. For ten years, twenty-something Laura has kept mum about at least one dreadful secret: What really happened when her best friend Chloe drowned at age 14. The knowledge has crippled Laura’s hopes for a meaningful life. She holds a menial job as a shopping center cleaner and lives alone, fearful that mutual friend Emma might expose her. In her first-person recollections of the fateful months preceding Chloe’s death, Laura dwells—perhaps overmuch—on the minute details of her angst-ridden adolescence. Ashworth pulls no punches. Though some of the dark, British humor may be lost on an American audience, the author’s narrative is revealing, timely, and damning of tabloid-media sensationalism. Agent: Anthony Goff, David Highham Associates.

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        October 15, 2011

        Ten years after teenagers Chloe and Carol died in a suicide pact, the ground is finally being broken for their memorial--and another body is found. Compared to Tana French and Kate Atkinson, Betty Trask Award winner Ashworth offers a twisty thriller. With a 100,000-copy first printing; feeling good about this one.

        Copyright 2011 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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