A compelling, brutal and heart-breaking story about identity, infamy and how far a person might go to seek revenge, from debut author Tanya Byrne.
I think of all the things I could have been... a music student, in love, happy. But then Juliet stabbed my father and shattered everything I thought I knew about myself. She turned me into someone else, into this hard, angry, miserable girl who did the most terrible things. Things that make people take a step back when I walk into a room.
That's what hurts... that you all think you know who I am. But the one thing Google will never tell you is who I used to be... who I might have become.
But I can tell you. So here we go . I'll be me and you be the stranger on the bus.
About the Author
Tanya Byrne was born in London and studied in Surrey, where she still lives with her cat who goes by several names, none of which he actually answers to. After eight years working for BBC Radio, she left to write her debut novel, Heart-Shaped Bruise. She has a weakness for boys with guitars, drinks far too much tea and even though her mother tells her not to, she always talks to strangers.
Intriguing and compelling - a very accomplished debut -- Sophie Hannah, bestselling crime fiction author 'Byrne is a talented writer with attitude and a fresh, original voice' -- Daily Mail 'It's compelling and clever. We loved' -- Company 'Reminiscent of The Catcher in the Rye, this psychological jigsaw of a novel will appeal to your dark side' -- Glamour
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 2.6 x 13.7 x 21.4
Weight (kg): 0.36