This Is What Happened

This Is What Happened

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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.
Publisher: New York :, Soho Crime,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781616958619
Branch Call Number: FIC HER
Characteristics: 261 pages ; 22 cm

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KHONeil
Jun 02, 2018

The book jacket is misleading! This is not a thriller. It is sad and depressing. It involves a sick man preying on vulnerable women. No "good guys" here. Wish I had saved myself by reading the reviews before I read it. Horrible Book!

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mblummichaels
May 17, 2018

most of the tedious middle of this book can be scanned very rapidly. The beginning and end were okay, especially the last part. What a disappointment compared to his other books.

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Ralphi3
Feb 25, 2018

Thrillers with simpering, insecure female characters infuriate me. The book jacket says, "Maggie is the sort of character you would never look at twice." My recommendation is not to look at her at all. The only reason (spoiler alert) the protagonist survives is dumb luck. She is neither competent or interesting. I want a thriller with intelligent, capable protagonists who can handle themselves in difficult situations. Maggie is the antithesis of such a character.

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rscherb
Dec 22, 2017

Please order the ebook version of this title.

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