Voted for by crime and thriller fans, the winners of the Capital Crime’s Fingerprint Awards have been announced with Ulverscroft titles taking home two awards.
Debut Book Of The Year
Girl A by Abigail Dean
Published in large print in June 2021.
Lex Gracie doesn't want to think about her family. She doesn't want to think about growing up in her parents' House of Horrors. And she doesn't want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can't run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings - and with the childhood they shared.
Genre-Busting Book Of The Year
The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor
Published in large print in April 2021 and published in CD and MP3 CD audiobook and uLibrary eAudiobook in February 2021.
Reverend Jack Brooks and daughter Flo are looking for a fresh start and Chapel Croft appears the perfect place. But this village has a dark and dangerous history. Five hundred years ago, eight Protestant martyrs were burnt at the stake. Thirty years ago, two girls disappeared without a trace. And two months ago, the last vicar committed suicide - but not before leaving a message for Jack. Jack must uncover the truth, or risk sacrificing the village to the evils that lie within. But the truth is hard to find, when everyone has something to hide. And as long-buried secrets of Jack's own resurface, faith alone will not save them...