An utterly immersive work of intelligent, high end true crime, The Good Girls combines the thrill of investigation with the art of literary narrative non-fiction.
A remarkable excavation of a case that shocked a nation and exposed the dark heart of contemporary India.
It will stand alongside such classics as Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers, John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and Maggie Nelson's The Red Parts.
Will also appeal to fans of smart sociological crime stories which use a case as a starting point to peel back the layers of a society and its mores - such as Richard Lloyd Parry's People Who Eat Darkness, Valeria Luiselli’s Lost Children Archive, Robert Kolker's The Lost Girls, as well as celebrated true crime podcasts like Serial and STown.
Sonia Faleiro is an award-winning writer and journalist, and the winner of the Karmaveer Puraskaar Award for Social Justice.
Her last book, Beautiful Thing, was named Sunday Times Travel Book of the Year, Time Out's Subcontinental Book of the Year, and an Economist, NPR, CNN, Time Out, Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Kirkus, and Observer Book of the Year. The book was described by Kiran Desai as 'a magnificent piece of reportage', as 'reporting at its best' by Junot Diaz, and as 'a masterpiece of observation' by William Dalrymple.
Faleiro has earned a national reputation for smart commentary on contemporary social issues of India through her frequent contributions to the New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times and others.