She's Leaving Home

By William Shaw (Audiobook, 2014)
London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio.

The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.

Breen is of the generation for whom reaching adulthood meant turning into one's parents and accepting one's place in the world. But the world around him is changing beyond recognition. Nothing illustrates the shift more than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious young policewoman assisting him with the case. Together they navigate a world on edge, where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms--and troubling new crimes.

  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478979449

    • On Sale Date: 02/11/2014

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Mulholland Books

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London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio.

The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job.

Breen is of the generation for whom reaching adulthood meant turning into one's parents and accepting one's place in the world. But the world around him is changing beyond recognition. Nothing illustrates the shift more than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious young policewoman assisting him with the case. Together they navigate a world on edge, where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms--and troubling new crimes.

William Shaw is an award-winning pop-culture journalist, writing regularly for the London Times, the Independent and Telegraph, as well as the New York Times, Details and GQ. He lives in Sussex, England.
  • "A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties; a young girl's murder on a bleak housing estate near the Beatles' recording studio leads an intrepid police duo into a world of inter-generational quarrels, racial tensions, and arms dealing.  The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again." (CJ Sansom, author of the nationally bestselling Matthew Shardlake series and Winter in Madrid).

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She's Leaving Home
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 780
  • ISBN-13: 9781478979449
  • On Sale Date: 02/11/2014
She's Leaving Home