The Butterfly Assassin

The Butterfly Assassin

By Author / Illustrator

Finn Longman


Suspense & Thrillers

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Simon & Schuster Ltd




Paperback / softback




Innocent by day, killer by night: a dark, twisting thriller about a teen assassin's attempt to live a normal life.  
'An electrifying debut!' Chelsea Pitcher, author of This Lie Will Kill You

Trained and traumatised by a secret assassin programme for minors, Isabel Ryans wants nothing more than to be a normal civilian. After running away from home, she has a new name, a new life and a new friend, Emma, and for the first time, things are looking up.  But old habits die hard, and it's not long until she blows her cover, drawing the attention of the guilds - the two rival organisations who control the city of Espera. An unaffiliated killer like Isabel is either a potential asset . . . or a threat to be eliminated.  Will the blood on her hands cost her everything?

From Finn Longman, an exhilarating voice in YA fiction, comes an addictive trilogy for fans of global phenomena The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Killing Eve and The Hunger Games.

Book 2:  The Hummingbird Killer

PRAISE FOR THE BUTTERFLY ASSASSIN:  'This dark, enthralling thriller is a compulsive debut' The Guardian.  
'An immersive, fast-paced thriller' The Irish Times. 'A heart-in-your-mouth thriller that grips you from the first page until the very last.' Benjamin Dean, author of The King is Dead.  'A bold, jagged and uncompromising thriller that will keep you guessing all the way to the end.' Tom Pollock, author of White Rabbit, Red Wolf.

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