This is a novel about two very different girls, and how sometimes, the sum can be more terrifying than each of its parts.
'You may think you know what they do in the dark . . . But who are "they"? . . . Set in the mid-1970s, What They Do in the Dark combines cosy nostalgia (jumbo lollies, gas fires) with rumbles of apprehension. Something awful's going to happen, but it's not clear what . . . A terrific debut, full of energy and colour; as propulsive as a thriller' Carrie O'Grady, Guardian
Amanda Coe is the acclaimed screenwriter and author who in 2013 won a BAFTA for the BBC Four adaptation of John Braine's Room at the Top, starring Maxine Peake. Her other credits include Life in Squares, Margot, As If and the recent BBC One adaptation of Apple Tree Yard. Her novels What They Do in the Dark and Getting Colder are published by Virago.