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Heart-Shaped Bruise

‘Intriguing and compelling’ Sophie Hannah

‘Raw and gripping with a wholly unexpected final twist’ The Guardian

‘Reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye, this psychological jigsaw of a novel will appeal to your dark side…A troubling, demanding but addictive story’ Glamour

‘Compelling and clever. We loved’ Company

‘A compulsive and moving novel’ Stylist

‘Intriguing and utterly addictive’ Woman’s Own

‘Byrne is a talented writer with attitude and a fresh, original voice’ Daily Mail

‘Gripping’ The Telegraph

‘Hypnotic…an insightful examination’ The Bookseller

‘Dark but addictive’ Look

‘A gripping tale that will keep you up all night and take your breath away’ Bliss

‘Tanya Byrne…does the job’ Financial Times

‘Gorgeously dark and twisted…impossible to put down’ Image ( Ireland)

‘Intrigue and brilliant writing…a first rate debut’ The Sun

‘This book creeps up on you…’ Woman

‘An addictive, thrilling read’ Cosmopolitan

‘Punchy and raw…the engrossing and fast-paced narrative proves Byrne to be a consummate storyteller’Red

‘Beautiful, dreadful, breathtaking – 5*’ The Book Addicted Girl

They say I'm evil.

The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o'clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me.

And everyone believes it. Including you.

But you don't know. You don't know who I used to be. Who I could have been.

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever shake off my mistakes or if I'll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons

Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time.

Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge.

Heart-Shaped Bruise was shortlisted for the 2012 Crime Writers Association New Blood award.

Author: Tanya Byrne
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