From the author of the
bestselling Girls in
Trucks comes a sad, wry testament to the beauty and recklessness of
The city of Grifonia, Italy, is swarming with
secrets—thousands of years of dark, murderous secrets.
Taz, a British student who
has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in
Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls
in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls—the B4—who turn her quaint fantasies
into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and
love. Abroad is a
chilling parable of modern girlhood.
Not since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History have
we been treated to such an addictive tale of tumultuous adolescence. We see Taz
scared and alone, but hungry for new experience and piqued by the thrill of
living abroad. We see her roommate, the plainspoken American Claire, who worries
about Taz’s motives and expresses sincere concern for her safety—but everything
changes when they fall for the same man.
And then there’s what we
don’t see—the perils that lurk around the corner. We don’t see the secrets that
friends—and lovers—keep from one another. And we don’t see the force that is
bigger than Taz, bigger than her friends and loves, a force that seems to be
propelling them all toward a dark, awful end. Inspired by real events but
tackled with grace and sharpness by a master storyteller, this is Katie Crouch
at her finest. Download and start listening now!