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Anna O

By Matthew Blake

ANNA O – THE WORLD WILL KNOW HER NAME

‘Certain to be one of the year’s best thrillers’ LEE CHILD

‘Reads like a dream but unsettles like a nightmare’ A J FINN

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*The instant global phenomenon*

*Publishing in over 30 territories*

*The thriller that will wake up the nation*

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ANNA O HASN’T OPENED HER EYES FOR FOUR YEARS

Not since the night she was found in a deep sleep by the bodies of her best friends, suspected of a chilling double murder.

For Doctor Benedict Prince, a forensic psychologist on London’s Harley Street, waking Anna O could be career-defining. As an expert in sleep, he knows all about the darkest chambers of the mind; the secrets that lie buried in the subconscious.

As he begins Anna O’s treatment – studying his patient’s dreams, combing her memories, visiting the site where the horrors played out – he pulls on the thread of a much deeper, darker mystery.

Awakening Anna O isn’t the end of the story, it’s just the beginning.

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‘The twist is one of the best I’ve read’ DAVID BALDACCI

‘Will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime’ NITA PROSE

‘Extremely entertaining and terribly twisty’ CECELIA AHERN

Format: Trade Paperback
Release Date: 01 Feb 2024, 02 Jan 2024 (Export Date)
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-0-00-860780-7
Price: £13.99, €None
After discovering that the average person spends thirty-three years of their life asleep, MATTHEW BLAKE felt the pull of a story. He began extensive research into sleep-related crimes and into the mystery illness known as resignation syndrome, research that sparked a thrilling question: if someone commits murder while sleepwalking, are they innocent or guilty? And so his novel Anna O was born.Before writing fiction, Matthew worked as a researcher and speechwriter at the Palace of Westminster. He studied English at Durham University and Merton College, Oxford.

”'An irresistible concept beautifully executed” - LEE CHILD

”'The twist is one of the best I’ve read” - DAVID BALDACCI

”'Will keep you turning pages well past your bedtime” - NITA PROSE

”'The premise is original, the writing stylish, and the payoff unforgettable” - A J FINN

”'Extremely entertaining and terribly twisty” - CECELIA AHERN

”'A natural-born storyteller” - JEFFERY DEAVER

”'Utterly addictive, fiendishly clever” - LUCY CLARKE

”'Incredibly atmospheric” - RAGNAR JONASSON

”'As unsettling as a waking dream” - STIG ABELL

”'WHAT a ride. Everyone needs to read this book” - CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN

”'The smartest thriller I’ve read in years” - EMILIA HART

”'A plot that keeps you guessing” - STEPHANIE WROBEL

”'Will compel you to read it in one white-knuckled gulp” - C J COOKE

”'Ingeniously plotted and impossible to put down” - CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN