Little Bird

Little Bird

Camilla Way

Pub date
B Format 129x198mm
400 pages
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Book Overview

Three identities, no known name – and an obsessed pursuer from the past.

It took one second to snatch the child. One silent, unseen moment to pluck her from the world. In a click of a finger, a blink of an eye, she was gone. As if, like a bird, she had just flown away.

Kate never speaks about the past, and you would never know at first who she was. But, if you looked closely, you might see how she glances nervously over her shoulder, as if she were being followed. If you paid attention, you might hear how carefully she speaks. And if you were to search, you might find the old newspaper clippings she keeps hidden away: Kidnap Girl “Like Wild animal”, The Mysterious Disappearance of “Little Bird”.

But these are just fragments of a long buried past – another life, another girl. Secrets left unspoken, until now…

About the author

Camilla Way was born in Greenwich, south-east London in 1973. Her father was the poet and author Peter Way. After attending Woolwich College she studied Modern English and French Literature at the University of Glamorgan. Formerly an editor on the men's style magazine Arena, Camilla Way is now a freelance writer. Having lived in Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and Clerkenwell, she now lives in south-east London.


  • Praise for LITTLE BIRD:
  • ‘Hauntingly beautiful and emotionally truthful’ Marie Claire
  • ‘Brilliantly executed – it’s simply impossible to put down’ Cosmopolitan
  • ‘This sad, thoughtful tale is a refreshing look at language and relationships as you’re drawn into Elodie’s unique view of the world. Great pace, a dramatic plot and constant changes of location suggest this will be a summer hit.’Elle
  • Praise for THE DEAD OF SUMMER:
  • The tale has all the right ingredients…the pace is compelling, and a clever double twist makes for a satisfying climax. Way writes clearly and evocatively, with a kind of tough lyricism.Joanne Harris, The Washington Post
  • ‘A modern day classic in the making’ Dazed & Confused
  • ‘A beautifully written descent into darkness’ Glamour
  • ‘So addictive you’ll devour it in one greedy gulp’ Cosmopolitan
  • ‘Creepy, clever, compelling…absolutely superb’ Arena
  • ‘Prepare to be gripped by this brilliantly haunting novel’ Grazia
  • ‘An amazing debut’ New Woman
  • ‘This compelling psychological thriller is a real hair-raising read thanks to the gritty realistic writing’ She magazine
  • ‘Way has just ‘Got It’. The London Paper