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THE GIRL BEYOND THE GATE

“Taut and compelling – The Girl Beyond The Gate is an extremely impressive debut”

– William Shaw, author of The Trawlerman

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22/03/2022

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The Girl Beyond The Gate by Becca Day

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29/03/2022

THE BOOK

She will do anything to protect her.

Even if it means murder.

Welcome to Kensington Grove, the safest place to call home….

Jodie Madison can’t think of a better place for a fresh start than the exclusive, gated community of The Grove. But from the moment she passes through the wrought iron gates, she starts to suspect she’s made a mistake.

Despite her vow to keep apart from the other residents, Jodie can’t help but feel drawn to her unnerving neighbour Norah Williams and terminally ill daughter, Lacey. Jodie knows she should stay away, but something draws her in.

When a murder shocks The Grove, Jodie vows to do everything in her power to save Lacey from her mother. But as more secrets emerge from Norah’s shadowy past, Jodie is faced with the unthinkable – Norah’s not so different to herself, and neither woman is innocent.

The past won’t stay hidden forever. And The Grove will be an unforgiving witness.

Author Becca Day standing in front of a bookcase

AUTHOR

Becca Day

Becca Day lives in the middle of the woods in Surrey with her husband, daughter and cocker spaniel. She studied acting at Guildford College and went on to start her own Murder Mystery theatre troup. It was this move that inspired her love of crime fiction, and when she sold the company she threw herself head first into crime writing. Her short fiction has won several prizes and The Girl Beyond The Gate is her first full-length novel. Aside from writing, she is also an avid reader and runs Reading Parties with fellow author William Shaw.

REVIEWS

THE GIRL BEYOND THE GATE

Tantalisingly toxic. A fantastic debut with an OMG ending!”

– Lauren North, author of Safe At Home

“The Girl Beyond The Gate is the type of book that demands your attention, the type of book you can’t stop thinking about when you dare to do something else, like sleep. The book opens with a murder and every chapter from there on out gets us closer and closer to what happened. A glamorous gated community makes a stellar setting for a thriller and heightened the sense of tension. The characters were well-drawn and interesting and had far more lurking beneath the surface than their shiny exteriors portrayed. Also, I was CONVINCED I had guessed the ending but like so many before me I was wrong.”

– S.V. Leonard, author of The Islanders

“Holy sh*t that ending!!! My mouth literally dropped. It’s very rare that an ending blows me away like that. It was one of those endings that I had to tell my bf about because I was so blown away, even though he had no idea wtf I was talking about 😂

It’s been weeks and I’m still thinking about it. This book is captivating from the first page and I loved it. I can’t believe it’s the authors debut thriller because it’s written so brilliantly. Such a great read!!!!”

– @bookscoffeemorebooks on Instagram

“This is definitely one of these “un-put-downable” books, the first I’ve read like this in 2022. “The Girl Beyond The Gate” by Becca Day shows that life in a gated community isn’t as idyllic as it seems. People there are hiding from their former lives, gossip about neighbours and more deaths than should happen on a quiet housing estate. Definitely don’t want to live there! The actual story follows Jodie who is starting anew, and her neighbours Norah and Lacey, and their encounters – some welcome and some unwelcome. Fast-paced and a must-read for 2022.”

– NetGalley Reviewer

“A phenomenal debut novel. The Girl Beyond the Gate By Becca Day This was a dark and twisted book that I couldn’t stop reading!  Gritty and compulsive, this thought-provoking thriller contains several interesting twist. I never saw coming. The characters you honestly have no idea which way this story is turning. And that made it so much fun to me. The characters…. Holy shit! Like Becca Day outdid herself here with these intriguing, interesting people. I was totally immersed after the very first chapter. And this story never let up. Y’all don’t miss this amazing novel.”

– NetGalley Reviewer

“This book is an absolutely fantastic debut. I have devoured this giving anyone who attempted to disturb me a death stare. I have loved everything about this wonderful book. Interesting characters and setting. Drama and suspense throughout. This book has converted me as a fan of this author and I cannot wait to read more.”

– NetGalley Reviewer

“Very twisty, definitely didn’t see the ending coming. I enjoyed this quick read and you will too. I think the characters could have. been drawn out more as they were interesting to me I think more of Jodie’s past life could have been foreshadowed and explained. If you like twisty themes, creepy neighborhoods, British community and secret pasts then #TheGirlBeyondTheGate is for you!”

– NetGalley Reviewer

6th March, 2022

HOW I GOT MY AGENT + TIPS FOR GETTING A LITERARY AGENT

24th September, 2021

EMBLA BAGS TWO CHILLING THRILLERS FROM DEBUT AUTHOR BECCA DAY

10th May, 2021

HOW I TRACK AGENT QUERIES

10th August, 2021

MOTHERHOOD IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE

9th February, 2021

DEALING WITH WRITER’S BURNOUT

EVENTS

14th March 2022 | TM Logan Reading Party

– Join Becca Day as she hosts a Reading Party for TM Logan’s brand new thriller The Curfew | MORE INFO

22nd March 2022 | Virtual eBook & Audiobook Release

Come and celebrate the virtual launch of The Girl Beyond The Gate. Tickets are free! | MORE INFO

24th March 2022 | Squad Pod Instagram Live

Becca will be chatting all things The Girl Beyond The Gate live on Squad Pod’s Instagram | MORE INFO

29th March 2022 | Becca Day Reading Party

Come and celebrate the paperback release of The Girl Beyond The Gate with a Reading Party! Read from the book, ask questions and get a personalised signed copy! | MORE INFO

PRESS CONTACT & EVENTS

Keep in touch by using the contact form below or join Becca at one of her up coming events. If you’d like to get in touch with her Publicity Manager, please use the details below.

PUBLICITY

Jennifer Porter

Marketing Head, Embla, Bonnier Books UK

jennifer.porter@bonnierbooks.co.uk

RIGHTS

If you have a query regarding film, TV or translation rights please contact Becca’s agent:

Emily Glenister

Assosiate Agent, DHH Literary Agency

enquiries@dhhliteraryagency.com

CONTACT

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BECCA

Hi, I’m Becca, an author and graphic designer living in the middle of the woods in Surrey. I also run Reading Parties with fellow author William Shaw. My debut novel THE GIRL BEYOND THE GATE is being published in March 2022 by Embla Books, with a second novel to come in Autumn 2022. I'll be sharing all of my news here about my books.

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