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Author of THIS LITTLE DARK PLACE
THIS LITTLE DARK PLACE
How well do you know your girlfriend?
How well do you know your lover?
How well do you know yourself?
Daniel and Victoria are together. They're trying for a baby. Ruby is in prison, convicted of assault on an abusive partner.
But when Daniel joins a pen pal program for prisoners, he and Ruby make contact. At first the messages are polite, neutral - but soon they find themselves revealing more and more. Their deepest fears, their darkest desires.
And then, one day, Ruby comes to find Daniel. And now he must decide who to choose - and who to trust.
ABOUT A.S. HATCH
A. S. Hatch grew up in Lancashire in the 90s and has lived in Taipei and Melbourne.
Now he lives in London and writes fiction in the early hours of the morning before going to work in political communications.
This Little Dark Place is his debut novel.
"A short, sharp shocker that keeps you guessing to the end."
"This elegantly creepy chiller is well worth the read."
"[A] compelling psychological thriller...a terrifyingly plausible story of how everyday failures of empathy, compassion and, most of all, trust, can have fatal consequences."
"There are layers within layers in This Little Dark Place. This is an intense, oppressive debut, with its dark climax sudden and shocking in its plausibility."
"This has an intensity and drama that explodes on the first page and lingers long after you have finished reading."
"Pitch perfect noir. Hatch’s impressive debut exerts a grip from the very start...one of the most twisty stories of the year. A dark, cleverly plotted treat."
"Deceptively complex [and] rather brilliant."
"This highly original debut novel is deeply creepy."
THE IRISH TIMES
"A.S. Hatch's first-rate debut, This Little Dark Place is a spare, elegantly written chiller in the true Highsmithian register."
"This beguiling and unsettling tale slowly seeps into your brain until you are utterly hooked."
"Full of palpable unease and tension creeping down every page, I inhaled this book! I could not put it down!"
"This Little Dark Place is chill inducing. The twists and turns will have you shook."
CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION
John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2020 - Longlisted
Thrillers of the Month - November 2019
Books of the Year 2019
THE IRISH TIMES
Best Books of 2019: Crime Fiction
PRAISE FOR THIS LITTLE DARK PLACE
“TAKE A BOW A.S. HATCH…ONE OF THE BEST ENDINGS I’VE EVER READ.”
Gillian McAllister (Sunday Times bestselling author)
“PERFECTLY PACED, FULL OF FOREBODING AND INGENIOUSLY TWISTED.”
SJI Holliday (Bestselling author of Violet)
“TENSE AND TWISTY FROM THE FIRST PAGE. THE WRITING IS EVOCATIVE. I READ THIS PRETTY MUCH IN ONE SITTING. IT’S A CUT ABOVE.”
Rachel Blok (Bestselling author of Under the Ice)
A.S. HATCH SPEAKS!
NEWS & ARTICLES
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