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Dread Journey

On sale

14th April 2015

Price: £18.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781471917370

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One-way ticket to death . . .?

‘Hughes is the master we keep turning to’ Sara Paretsky

‘The tension and terror of Dread Journey are such that few will be able to lay the book down unfinished’ New York Times

‘Cornell Woolrich meets Agatha Christie’ Publishers Weekly

‘Superbly done’ Washington Post

In the four years since she arrived in Los Angeles, Kitten Agnew has become a star. Not all by herself, of course; though beautiful and talented, Kitten would be lost without her director, the acclaimed and powerful Vivien Spender.

But Spender is a dangerous man. Kit knows that, and has heard all the stories – of discarded stars that have ended up in a chorus line, or a sanatorium, or worse.

Spender knows that Kit knows, and wouldn’t dare destroy her glittering career. But he may be willing to kill her . . .

On a train from LA to Chicago, Kit makes a discovery that could have her fighting not just for her career, but for her life.

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Reviews

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
Every sentence is suffused with dread
NEW YORKER
Beautifully told
Sara Paretsky
Hughes is the master we keep turning to
WASHINGTON POST
Superbly done
NEW YORKER
An author with a flair for terror
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS
If you wake up screaming with terror don't say we didn't warn you
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review
Cornell Woolrich meets Agatha Christie in this taut, grim reissue
KIRKUS
The perfect in-flight read
Bookslut
Hughes didn't just pre-date Jim Thompson, she also pre-dated Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, and other so-called Masters of Psychological Suspense or Noir. And her writing style stands up to the test of time