A Bird in Winter

Louise Doughty


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Faber & Faber
31 August 2023
ISBN: 9780571322176
368 pages

From the publisher

The latest from the writer of Apple Tree Yard, and Number One Sunday Times Bestseller Louise Doughty


‘Louise Doughty leads her unnerved readers into dark territory.’ HILARY MANTEL
‘Clever, twisty, propulsive.’ CLAIRE FULLER
‘Doughty is a brilliant storyteller who knows how to build suspense to breaking point.’ The Times

The latest from the writer of BBC smash hit drama Crossfire, and Number One Sunday Times Bestseller Louise Doughty

Bird is a woman on the run. One minute, she’s in a meeting in her office in Birmingham – the next, she’s walking out on her job, her home, her life. It’s a day she thought might come, and one she’s prepared for – but nothing could prepare her for what will happen next. As she flees north using multiple disguises, Bird has to work out who exactly is on her trail, and who – if anyone – she can trust. Like many people, she has fantasised about escape for a long time, but now it’s actually happening. Is her greatest fear that she will be hunted down, or that she will never be found?