Things We Have in Common (Original)


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Mira Books
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5.7 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 0.84 pounds
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About the Author

Tasha Kavanagh has an MA in Creative Writing and has worked as an editor on feature films, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, Twelve Monkeys and Seven Years in Tibet. Her first adult novel is Things We Have in Common and it was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction. She lives in Hertfordshire with her family and three cats.


[A] perfectly orchestrated girl-who cried-wolf thriller.... Kavanagh's second-person narration ... reveals the very thin line that separates garden-variety teenage agita from dangerous delusion.... [T]he artfulness with which [Kavanagh] deceives and manipulates is so downright creepy that one periodically finds oneself in the discomfiting posture of cheering on the bullies and the mean girls.-The New York Times Book Review

[W]ildly clever...spectacular...The conclusion underscore[s] the author's searing insight into teenage behavior and the desperation for connection.-Publishers Weekly

An unreliable narrator in the most intriguing way.... A quick, thoroughly enjoyable read.-Booklist

A tale of loneliness and teenage obsession which could be the next Gone Girl success story.-Independent (UK)

A brilliantly twisted coming-of-age tale... The story chillingly, compulsively unravels.-Sunday Express

A striking and highly enjoyable debut.-Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author

Tasha Kavanagh's Yasmin is as complex and believable a narrator as you will find. Her honesty drives the novel to its unflinching, brilliant conclusion and is why Things We Have in Common is so impossible to set aside. -Travis Mulhauser, author of Sweetgirl

With a dark and suspenseful plot that keeps the reader guessing until the final pages, Things We Have in Common is an assured debut narrated by an alarming and original voice. -The Irish Times

Kavanagh does orchestrate some successful plot twists that are reminiscent of other psychological thrillers-classics by Ruth Rendell, for example, or more recent hits like Gone Girl.-Kirkus Reviews

A pitch-black comedy thriller.-The Guardian