BOOKS

Purge

Sofi Oksanen Lola Rogers

RRP: £9.99

1 May 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848872134

RRP: £9.99

1 May 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857890528

A blowfly. Unusually large, loud, and eager to lay its eggs. It was lying in wait to get into the kitchen, rubbing its wings and feet against the curtain as if preparing to feast. It was after meat, nothing else but meat.

Deep in an overgrown Estonian forest, two women, one young, one old, are hiding. Zara, a murderer and a victim of sex-trafficking, is on the run from brutal captors. Aliide, a communist sympathizer and a blood traitor, has endured a life of abuse and the country’s brutal Soviet years. Their survival now depends on exposing the one thing that kept them hidden… the truth.

REVIEWS

A phenomenon
Sunday Times

Powerful, passionately wrought, emotionally shattering, extraordinary
Independent

Finland's hottest crime writer
The Times

Essential reading: Purge is not a book to read last thing at night
Economist

Murder, sexual violence and political history combine to place Oksanen in the front rank of crime novelists
Sunday Times