One of the Good Guys (Hardcover)

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ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS by Araminta Hall will not only keep you on the edge of your seat for its entirety, but it will have you thinking for weeks afterwards!  This thriller is cleverly divided into three parts: in part one, a good guy suffering after a nasty divorce from a cruel woman meets someone new but finds himself embroiled in the disappearance of two young women.  In part two, we get the story of his marriage from the wife's point of view, throwing everything we believed into doubt.  in the third, we see the drama play out on social media and TV news programs.  It's so well structured you change your mind about the protagonist several times.  It also acts as a brilliant look into how women can never feel safe in our world, no matter how many "good guys" there are.  It's frank and eye-opening, and it will make for incredible book club fodder.  This is suspense writing with a brain, and people are going to love it.

— From Bill recommends

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?
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