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The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones
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Sep 10, 2019 | ISBN 9780525506751

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“Novels of psychological suspense hang on the delicacy of the writer’s touch—that feathery brushstroke that darkens a mood, heightens an action and brings a revealing word to a character’s lips—and Susanna Jones has the touch.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
 
 “Susanna Jones maintains a chilling ambiguity throughout, scoring 10 on the suspense Richter scale. Compelling and haunting, this delicately crafted debut novel’s tremors are felt long after the final page is turned.”The Observer

“Gripping and haunting—an unforgettable debut.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The sentences may be lean and spare, but the murder on the first page heralds a weight and menace to this story that’s strangely chilling. This is a very compelling and rather dis­quieting debut.”—Elle 

 “An astonishingly accomplished debut by Susanna Jones . . . It’s hard to believe that this skillfully constructed and beau­tifully written work is a first novel.”The Sunday Telegraph

“This spare, urgent debut is not only a polished crime novel, but a hymn to Tokyo and an awkwardly tender love story. Noodle bars, skyscrapers, subways, and the rainy season are described with the fragile elegance of a Japanese painting. The narrative’s vertiginous momentum is offset by an unnervingly cool prose. The Earthquake Bird is distin­guished by its alluring ambiguity.”—The Daily Telegraph
 
“One of the best books I’ve read in recent years.”—A. N. Wilson, New Statesman
 “Literary crime at its best.”The Bookseller

“An examination of the slippery nature of truth and mem­ory, obsessions and betrayals, all of which Jones handles with confidence and skill.”Publishers Weekly

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