She's Leaving Home by William ShawShe's Leaving Home by William Shaw

She's Leaving Home

byWilliam Shaw

Paperback | November 24, 2016

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London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio.

The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.

Breen is of the generation for whom reaching adulthood meant turning into one's parents and accepting one's place in the world. But the world around him is changing beyond recognition. Nothing illustrates the shift more than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious young policewoman assisting him with the case. Together they navigate a world on edge, where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms--and troubling new crimes.

William Shaw is an award-winning pop-culture journalist, writing regularly for theLondon Times, theIndependentandTelegraph, as well as theNew York Times,DetailsandGQ. He lives in Sussex, England.
Title:She's Leaving HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.32 × 1.25 inPublished:November 24, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316246859

ISBN - 13:9780316246859


Rated 5 out of 5 by from She's Leaving Home Really loved the main character & immediately bought the 2nd book & hope book 3 comes along soon. It is a neat insight into the the sixties in England & the attitude to women in the work force
Date published: 2015-04-02

Editorial Reviews

"William Shaw's powerful debut novel is searing suspense and a haunting look at the 60's. Murder, politics, international intrigue-the brutal death of a young woman set against the dark background of Abbey Road. The dialogue is razor-sharp and the London scene is brilliantly authentic. SHE'S LEAVING HOME is thriller-writing at its best."-Linda Fairstein, New York Times-bestselling author of Death Game and Night Watch