One of the Good Guys (Hardcover)

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This book immediately hooked me just on face value. The name, the cover depiction… I had to know what was going to happen. Cole moves to the English coast after a horrible battle with IVF and a subsequent split with his wife. Soon, two young women go missing on the coast very near Cole's home and it seems that he may be involved. An amazing book broken into three parts, each section giving a completely different voice and point of view to the series of events. This was my first Araminta Hall novel, and I will be picking up another title from her.

— Cat B


Two young women vanish in a seaside town. At the cliff's edge, nobody is who they seem.

Desperate to escape the ghosts of his failed marriage, Cole upends his life. He leaves London behind for a remote stretch of coast, relishing the respite from the noise, drama, and relentless careerism that curdled his relationship and mental health. Leonora has made the same move for similar reasons. She's living a short walk from Cole's seaside cottage, preparing for her latest art exhibition. Though Cole still can't figure out what went wrong with his marriage, and Leonora is having trouble acclimating to the hostile landscape, the pair forges a connection on the eroding bluff they call home.

Then, two young women activists raising awareness about gendered violence disappear while passing through. Cole and Leonora find themselves in the middle of a police investigation and the resulting media firestorm when the world learns of what happened. And as the tension escalates alongside the search for the missing women, they quickly realize that they don't know each other that well after all.

From the critically acclaimed author of Our Kind of Cruelty and Imperfect Women, comes an urgent psychological thriller about gender, power, and how both are captured in our contemporary media environment. Unexpected and twisty from its first page to its last, One of the Good Guys asks: If most men claim to be good, why are most women still afraid to walk home alone at night?

About the Author

Araminta Hall is the author of Everything and Nothing, Our Kind of Cruelty, and Imperfect Women. She has an MA in creative writing and authorship from the University of Sussex and teaches creative writing in Brighton, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781638931553
ISBN-10: 1638931550
Publisher: Gillian Flynn Books
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English