No Country for Girls

Emma Styles


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Little, Brown Book Group
27 April 2023
ISBN: 9780751583861
352 pages

From the publisher


Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize
Shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award
Longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award
Longlisted for the Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel

'An unrelenting page-turner' CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END
'A triumph' THE i
'The real star is the desolate Outback' THE TIMES
'Thrilling . . . It left me breathless' ALEX MARWOOD, author of THE WICKED GIRLS
'Perfectly paced' SCOTSMAN
'Razor-sharp wit meets pumping action' FEMI KAYODE, author of LIGHTSEEKERS
'Beautifully done' LITERARY REVIEW
'A thrilling cross-country chase through remote Australia' SUNDAY POST

Charlie and Nao are strangers from different sides of the tracks. They should never have met, but one devastating incident binds them together forever.

A man is dead and now they are unwilling accomplices in his murder there's only one thing to do: hit the road in the victim's twin cab ute, with a bag of stolen gold stashed under the passenger seat.

Suddenly outlaws, Nao and Charlie must make their way across Australia's remote outback using only their wits to survive. They'll do whatever it takes to evade capture and escape with their lives . . .

Thelma & Louise for a new generation, No Country for Girls is a gritty, twisty road-trip thriller that follows two young women on the run across the harsh, unforgiving landscape of Australia.

What readers are saying about No Country for Girls

'What an incredible, high octane, thrilling ride this book is!'
'I desperately wanted to know what happens next'
'I loved the characters and the setting, which was described with vivid and rich imagery'
'Incredibly well plotted'
'Tense and thrilling . . . Highly recommended, there are absolutely no slow bits to this story'