PRAISE FOR THE FIELDS


"Fast, smart and authentic. The Fields is one of the best procedurals I’ve read in a good long while.” —Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Heathens


"The sharp prose and explosive plot immediately drew me in, but the richly textured exploration of life in rural America stayed with me long after I finished. This is a classic crime series in the making." —Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us


“This is superb. Dark, immersive and seriously gripping. Hints of True Detective & The Silence of the Lambs.” —Will Dean, author of The Last Thing to Burn

"A smart compelling thriller. Silence of the Lambs meets the Pelican Brief." -Lyz Lenz, author of God Landi>

“Young delivers a disturbing, twist-riddled thriller stocked with well-drawn characters.” —Publishers Weekly


“What could be more all-American than a small town amid rolling fields of corn? But when a woman’s body is found in those same fields, the dark truth beneath that wholesome image begins to emerge.... From potential serial-killer investigation to high stakes political intrigue... The Fields is an impressive debut.” —Mystery & Suspense

“The Fields is a gripping and original crime-thriller that doesn’t let you go. I was transported to the Iowa cornfields, enthralled and terrified by turns. Murder, politics, family secrets, an iconic main character, and a fiendish plot.” —Laura Shepherd-Robinson, author of Blood & Sugar


“Sharp with dark brilliance and a gripping panorama of characters, a detective who will pull you round and break your heart, Erin Young takes us deep into The Fields, dark heart of cruelty, conspiracy, betrayal, a web of lies, secrets and love. A world you don’t want to leave, an all out, edge of your seat thriller you can’t put down.” —Kate Williams, author of The Pleasures of Men

“Utterly gripping - The Fields whips along at an incredible pace. Young's novel is both a brilliantly imagined police procedural and a nightmarish horror story that will keep you glued to your seat and struggling through the cornfields of Iowa in the same moment.” —Marina Palmer, author of The Russian Doll

“This terrific debut…nails its characters from the outset: real people you care about caught up in a thrilling plot. It gave me Mare of Easttown vibes.” —E.C. Fremantle, author of The Poison Bed

“A very well polished debut... [and] a compelling police procedural.... Those who appreciate well-constructed multi-layered mysteries with flawed characters should find this very much to their liking.” —Deadly Pleasures

“Get ready for the first novel in a new page-turning police procedural series.” —Novel Suspects

"…well-crafted procedural details and vivid portraits of Black Hawk’s denizens provide a compelling draw.” Booklist

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