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She always felt different – and now she knows why.

‘An outstanding novel which confirms Glaister’s command of the domestic and the bizarre’ Independent on Sunday

‘Enormously enjoyable’ Nick Hornby

Jennifer is about to turn thirteen and is suffering more than the usual teenage confusion. She’s lonely and her parents are unfashionably strange, so she lives in her imagination, dreaming of acceptance, to be popular and normal.

Then Jennifer learns that her supposed parents are really her grandparents, and that her mother deserted her years ago. So when Bronwyn, the new girl at school, and the sinister Johnny crash into her life, adventures with them – no matter how dangerous – seem immediately more attractive.

‘Glaister’s rounded gift is to show life as it really is’ Independent on Sunday

Reviews

An outstanding novel with confirms Glaister's command of the domestic and the bizarre
INDEPENDENT
Glaister's novels always appear to be as effortless for her to writer as they are for us to read. ' The Times 'Not just dark and mysterious but also emotionally satisfying
TLS
A gothic tale of horror and neglect . . . Glaister is very good at creating an atmosphere of rank gloom, and her alternating structure gives her rich opportunities for dramatic tension, which she exploits brilliantly
Jane Houseman, GUARDIAN on LITTLE EGYPT
Before Gillian Flynn, there was Lesley Glaister . . . LITTLE EGYPT perfectly demonstrates why Glaister is the suspense writers' suspense writer. With LITTLE EGYPT, she is back on HONOUR THY FATHER form. I still have that slow, sick, ache in the pit of my stomach to prove it
Sam Baker, HARPER'S BAZAAR on LITTLE EGYPT