This Is What Happened: Book summary and reviews of This Is What Happened by Mick Herron

This Is What Happened

by Mick Herron

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This Is What Happened by Mick Herron
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jan 23, 2018
    272 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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From CWA Gold & Steel Dagger winner Mick Herron comes a shocking, twisted novel of thrilling suspense about one woman's attempt to be better than ordinary.

Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk.

Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero - if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.

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"Starred Review. Beautifully written and ingeniously plotted ... This dark thriller is rife with the deadpan wit and trenchant observation that Herron's readers relish." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Profoundly disturbing ... Fans who miss the startling and compelling psychological suspense of Ruth Rendell will relish this unsettling tale." - Booklist

"Herron has some fantastical twists in mind that Agatha Christie never dreamed of." - Kirkus

"Terrific spy novel ... Sublime dialogue, frictionless plotting." - Ian Rankin, bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus books

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Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of ten other novels, Slow Horses, Dead Lions, Nobody Walks, Real Tigers, Spook Street, Down Cemetery Road, The Last Voice You Hear, Why We Die, Smoke and Whispers, and Reconstruction, as well as the novella The List. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards.

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