American Dirt

American Dirt

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 18/02/2021
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Lydia Perez owns a bookshop in Acapulco, Mexico, and is married to a fearless journalist. Luca, their eight-year-old son, completes the picture. But it only takes a bullet to rip them apart. In a city in the grip of a drug cartel, friends become enemies overnight, and Lydia has no choice but to flee with Luca at her side. North for the border... whatever it takes to stay alive. The journey is dangerous - not only for them, but for those they encounter along the way. Who can be trusted? And what sacrifices is Lydia prepared to make.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472261403
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 339g
  • Dimensions: 134 x 192 x 28 mm

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American Dirt
Wow, this book gripped me from the very first page and I honestly struggled to put it down. I felt she wrote the book with such passion and energy. The j... READ MORE
laura Carter
American Dirt
One of the best books I've ever read.
Mrs E. Jones
American Dirt
A journey to remember.
The opening of this book is one of the most captivating, nerve wrecking and if-this-doesn’t-make-this-book-unputtdownable-nothing-will that I’ve ever read.... READ MORE
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American Dirt
Brilliant and so tense
This book opens with a harrowing scene, a cartel has murdered a family at a birthday party in Acapulco. Hiding in the bathroom, paralysed by fear, are Lydi... READ MORE
Simone Frost
American Dirt
Moving and unforgettable
Read this book in a day, could not put it down. I grew so attached to the characters and constantly hoped for happy endings. Felt part of their journey wit... READ MORE
Louise Parker
American Dirt
Great read
Really enjoyed this. Found it hard to put down. Best book I’ve read in a while. Great storytelling.
Janine Fudge
American Dirt
The journey from cherished meetings in which you chat about life and literature to the annihilation of almost all your loved ones. The subsequent long, ard... READ MORE
American Dirt
Rollercoaster of ups and downs
This book was suggested as an up coming read in my book club so I had already brought it to read for when it’s turn came around. Over Christmas I thought ‘... READ MORE
Emily Stammers
American Dirt
Sometimes you don't have to write the book
I will begin by saying that, despite everything else, this book is an easy read, requiring little brain power, but is fast-paced and compelling. Unfortunat... READ MORE
Tara Cross
American Dirt
Compulsive read
A compulsive read with strong characterisation. Life in Acapulco is good, but not safe because of the cartels. The worst thing happens and Lydia runs from ... READ MORE
Dana Farren
American Dirt
An intense and harrowing read!
When I got this book I was not aware of the controversy that came along with it. I do not believe that I have enough knowledge of the matter to comment on ... READ MORE
Eloise Spencer