Karen Perry is the pen name of Dublin-based authors Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. Together they wrote Girl Unkown. Paul Perry is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books. A recipient of the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing, he teaches creative writing at University College, Dublin. Karen Gillece is the author of several critically acclaimed novels. In 2009 she won the European Union Prize for Literature (Ireland).
"Check your passport and bolt the door . . . Girl Unknown gets its hooks in." --Entertainment Weekly, "Winter's Chilliest New Thrillers" "Emotional fireworks." --The New York Times Book Review "Full of intrigue and incident--keeps us guessing until the very last tragic page." --Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Unraveling Oliver and of Lying in Wait "Compulsively readable, with surprises until the very last page. . . . A chilling tale about a family under threat from one of its own." --Jessica Treadway, author of Lacy Eye and How Will I Know You? "[Girl Unknown] is must-read literary suspense, with dueling character perspectives and sly twists forming a gut-wrenching exploration of trust, manipulation, and obsession." --Booklist (starred review) "A convincing glimpse into the fragility of family life and the terrible burden that the past can put on domestic life." --Kirkus Reviews "Builds to an incredibly tense finale--before delivering an amazing final twist. Riveting stuff." --Sunday Mirror "Richly satisfying . . . a book that hooks the reader from the first page. The tension is relentlessly dialed up to an almost unbearable level as the story unfolds." --The Irish Independent