SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 CWA IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER
'I loved it!' Erin Kelly 'Enthralling.' Megan Abbott 'I was utterly hooked'Stylist
'Keeps you guessing until the very last chapter.' Sunday Times
Years ago Gerry Anderson wrote a novel about his dream girl, Aubrey, and for years people speculated about who she must have been based on.
Now, with Gerry unwell and bed bound, he thinks someone is trying to contact him, someone claiming to be the real Aubrey.
As Gerry's about to find out, dreams can quickly turn to nightmares.
Mischievous, sulphurous, antic . . . Dream Girl is the darkly comic thriller of the season. - Irish Times
There are thriller writers and there is Laura Lippman, an American who is fast creating a new genre-busting category full of remarkable writing and dazzling plot lines . . . You will never guess the ending. It's delicious. - Daily Mail
Keeps you guessing until the very last chapter. - Sunday Times 'Crime Club Star Pick'
An immersive, chilling read from the masterful author of Sunburn and Lady in the Lake, with a #MeToo-inspired reckoning at its core. - i Paper
Just soapy enough to be an entertaining summer read, this thriller is also a thought-provoking examination of one man's reckoning with the shifting norms of a post-#MeToo world. I was utterly hooked - Stylist
Spine-chilling . . . Misery for the #MeToo generation. -- Erin Kelly
Brilliant . . . Whip-smart, funny, painful, impossible to put down . . . Laura Lippman is a very special kind of twisted genius. -- Sarah Hilary
The sharpest, clearest-eyed take on our #MeToo reckoning yet . . . Enthralling. -- Megan Abbott
Delicious . . . [an] enticingly witty, multi-layered guessing game. - Publishers Weekly, starred review
Beguiling . . . Expect Lippman's latest to be among this summer's biggest novels. - Booklist, starred review
A knockout of a novel. -- Sarah Weinman
Laura Lippman's Dream Girl is the book version of the mind-blown emoji. - Entertainment Weekly
Shimmers with suspense, surprises, wry humour. - Boston Globe
Sharp and timely . . . will surely please her many longtime devotees as well as attract new and enthusiastic fans. - USA Today
Funny and suspenseful, with a dread-worthy final twist. - People
From the New York Times bestselling author, a psychological thriller about a writer whose dream girl may just have come back to haunt him
About the Author
Laura Lippman's novels have won many crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony and Agatha Awards. Sunburn (2018), her second consecutive novel to win the eDunnit Award at Crimefest, was also nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and was a Waterstones Book of the Month. Her 2019 novel Lady in the Lake featured in numerous Best of Year Lists, and her most recent novel, Dream Girl was published in 2021. She lives in Baltimore.