This is What Happened

This is What Happened

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 07/06/2018
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This is What Happened
Fiendishly Clever
A fiendishly clever standalone novel, more of a psychological thriller than a spy novel. While it lacks some of the caustic wit that make the Slough House ... READ MORE
Steve at Banbury
This is What Happened
Twists and turns aplenty
What a twisty turny book that takes you on a ride! This begins as a fairly standard spy thriller and then takes a real turn and what follows is a fascinati... READ MORE
Laura at Harrogate


‘Herron can’t put a foot wrong.’ – Crime Fiction Lover Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in 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 thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. One woman, one chance to be a hero: the trick is to stay alive. Mick Herron sets aside his superlative Jackson Lamb series for an unnerving, standalone take on contemporary espionage. Split between Maggie, her sister Meredith and her MI5 handler Harvey, Herron’s portrait simmers with authenticity and danger as the truth of Maggie’s mission begins to bubble to the surface.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473657328
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 468g
  • Dimensions: 241 x 164 x 25 mm

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This is What Happened
Not the best from Mr. Herron
I was intrigued by the poor reviews This Is What Happened had received and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I have read both the Slow Horse and ... READ MORE
This is What Happened
Beautiful and skillfully written prose
The great thing about writing stand-alone novels is that it gives you the chance to introduce new characters and do anything you like with them. There’s no... READ MORE
Mary Picken
This is What Happened
Herron does it again
An enjoyable read for those who enjoyed the Slow Horses books. Dickon reminded me of Lamb. As ever, well written and engaging. Look forward to more!
Sarah Millington