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  • Published: 26 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241986394
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Keeper

The breath-taking literary thriller




A searing feminist thriller that asks what justice looks like in a system blinkered by prejudice

He's been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes.
Supposed to be a refuge. But death got inside.
When Katie Straw's body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it's an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

But the residents of Widringham women's refuge where Katie worked don't agree. They say it's murder.

Will you listen to them?

An addictive literary page-turner about a crime as shocking as it is commonplace, Keeper will leave you reeling long after the final page is turned.

  • Published: 26 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241986394
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Praise for Keeper

Jess Moor's debut novel made me want to shout out in anger

Val McDermid

Pacy, absorbing and electric in its detail, Keeper is compassionately, furiously true. Men should read this book, and I'd be shocked to meet a woman who doesn't find some part of herself here

Beth Underdown, author of 'The Witchfinder's Sister'

Jess Moor is a new young writer I believe in

Jeanette Winterson

Extraordinary and compelling

Cara Hunter, author of 'Close to Home'

Intense and compassionate . . . it made me furious and sad, but it also made me feel seen

Hanna Jameson, author of 'The Last'

Reading Keeper is a visceral experience ... cleverly reminding us that for some women simply existing in a man's world is more dangerous than anything else

Araminta Hall, author of 'Our Kind of Cruelty'

Sharp, incisive writing, and frighteningly believable characters. And what a twist . . .

Simon Lelic, author of 'The House'

A timely and thought provoking novel that explores issues of power and control with a sensitive and deft touch

Nuala Ellwood, author of 'Day of the Accident'

Keeper is wickedly paced and utterly chilling, making space for the interior lives of its victims and their gradually shrinking worlds, all the while exposing the failures of the systems that are supposed to protect them. As compulsive as it is heartbreaking

Rosie Price, author of 'What Red Was'

Tense, beautiful and lyrical. Everyone should read this book

Sara Collins, author of 'The Confessions of Frannie Langton'

Disturbing, gripping and illuminating - a page-turner that shines a light into a dark corner of our world

Helen Lewis, journalist

A deeply affecting and important addition to the thriller genre, Keeper explores the escalating horrors of domestic abuse with rare insight and skill. Jessica Moor is destined to become a serious voice on the crime scene

Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends

Made me rage and weep and understand a little better. A powerful book telling stories that need to be heard

Rosamund Lupton, author of 'Sister'

Keeper is extraordinary. Humane, compelling, and absolutely furious in the best possible way. I read the last chapters with my hand clapped over my mouth

Flynn Berry, author of Under the Harrow

A literary thriller, KEEPER is a compelling, tense and pacy read

The Observer, 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2020

Still have a Girl on the Train-shaped hole in your life? Add KEEPER to your list

Sunday Times STYLE

This is a thriller, but its pacy insights into the ways in which men exert control over women make it one that you need to read

Cosmopolitan, '12 of the Best Books Released in March 2020'

An addictive, powerful read and a hugely original novel from a fresh new voice in crime fiction

Dead Good, 'Debut Crime Novels to Watch out for in 2020'

Male violence in all its forms is at the heart of Jessica Moor's confident and skilful debut

The Observer

Powerful and chilling, with a shocking twist, Keeper is an important story, well told

Guardian

Vastly impressive . . . Deeply affecting and superbly told, it demands to be read

Daily Mail

For a fictional account this book speaks many truths. The end may shock, but the brutal reality is that this is happening and the most haunting fact is that we are not talking about it

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