The End of Everything (Hardcover)
Reagan Arthur Books, 9780316097796, 246pp.
Publication Date: July 7, 2011
August 2011 Indie Next List
— Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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Praise For The End of Everything…
"Stirring...[a] storytelling feat."
-New York Times
"A haunting story...evoke[s] the furtive blossoming of adolescent sexuality...that lies beneath the ice cream shops and sprinklered lawns of '80s suburbia."
"Fans of Tana French and Kate Atkinson will welcome Abbott's haunting psychological thriller ... Abbott expertly captures the nuances of lost innocence and childhood friendships, without ever losing an undercurrent of menace."
-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A mesmerizing psychological thriller and a freshly imagined coming-of-age story, will draw comparisons to The Lovely Bones."
-Los Angeles Times
"THE END OF EVERYTHING will haunt you as only a modern-day Lolita can."
"The writing is anything but typical, as Abbott's inventive use of language to build imagery reads more like poetry than prose."
"A sensitive, unconventional tale about the infinitely complex mystery of sexual awakening that lingers in the mind long after the book is finished."
-The Guardian (UK)
"THE END OF EVERYTHING is Abbott's most refined and rapturous offering yet."
-Los Angeles Review of Books
"An accomplished psychological thriller... a highly skilful novel, taut, addictive, full of stuff to keep you hungrily reading."
-Sunday Times of London