The Library Suicides

The Library Suicides

Hardback Published on: 19/01/2023
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The Library Suicides
A fantasy packed thriller!
I was absolutely shocked to discover that this book was set in a fantasy time and place. I was thrilled as a fantasy reader but I totally thought it was ju... READ MORE
The Library Suicides
Feminist dystopian crime
Nan and Ana are identical twins sisters. After the unexpected death of their mother, renowned author Elena Oodig, the twins decide that justice must be ser... READ MORE
Rowan Maddock


You can get in. But you can't get out. Welcome to the library. Twins Ana and Nan are lost after the death of their mother. Everyone knows who drove Elena, the renowned novelist, to suicide - her long-term literary critic, Eben. But the twins need proof if they're going to get revenge. Desperate to clear his name, Eben requests access to Elena's diaries at the National Library where the twins work, and they see an opportunity. With careful planning, the twins lock down the labyrinthine building, trapping their colleagues, the public and most importantly Eben inside. But as a rogue security guard starts freeing hostages, the plan unravels. And what began as a single-minded act of revenge blooms into a complex unravelling of loyalties, motives and what it is that makes us who we are. Hauntingly written, with a fresh, captivating voice, The Library Suicides is an intensely memorable and provocative literary read for fans of high concept thrillers that break the mould, and books about books and the concept of the written word.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399711074
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 32 mm

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The Library Suicides
Dystopian locked room thriller!
I certainly wasn’t expecting this when I decided to read this book. I was drawn to the setting of the library and the suicides suggested there might be mor... READ MORE
Mrs G Librarian
The Library Suicides
Did not hold my attention
This story is about twins, Ana and Nan, whose author mother committed suicide after receiving countless negative reviews from a man called Eben. He's besi... READ MORE
Nic. C/ Nickiknackinoo
The Library Suicides
Brilliant Read
Wow! What a book! I really enjoyed it and the characters make it so unpredictable, I had no idea how it would unfold. It’s well written with a great plot a... READ MORE
Tammy Muir
The Library Suicides
A combination of revenge thriller and dystopian fiction that felt clumsy to me
My thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Library Suicides’ by Fflur Dafydd. This was a strange one. It is set in a seaside town i... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Library Suicides
Interesting plot concept
To start with the positives, the premise of the story is good - twins out for revenge against the man they believe drove their mother to kill herself. The ... READ MORE
Books and Tea Make Me Happy
The Library Suicides
Intense and Twisty!
Huge thanks to Hachette for sending me an advanced reading copy! This intense read had me on edge from the get go. The story follows the unfolding of a ho... READ MORE
Liana Gibbs
The Library Suicides
This book is about twins and the loss of their mother and how they seek revenge. This book isn’t what I expected and I didn’t enjoy it , it is part dystop... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
The Library Suicides
a bit convoluted
The first chapter of this book really caught my attention; it was intriguing and different and made me want to read more. However, the rest of the book f... READ MORE
The Library Suicides
Rather laborious for me
I was sent a copy of The Library Suicides by Fflur Dafydd to read and review by NetGalley. I thought that the premise of the story was very good and was l... READ MORE
The Library Suicides
Deaths in dystopian post pandemic world, allegory for our times
What is Truth? Is it objective or subjective? Who controls it and to what ends? This novel addresses that question through the allegory of a mystery thr... READ MORE