She's a Killer (Paperback)
'Smart, assured, and extremely funny' Eleanor Catton
'A fabulously dark pleasure' Luke Jennings
Eleanor Oliphant meets Killing Eve in gloriously unhinged New Zealand sensation, longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2023.
By turns sinister and hilarious, She's a Killer is the story of a reluctant genius who is drawn into radical action as the world falls apart around her. ALICE: 30-something, IQ of 159 (almost a genius), only communicates with her mother in Morse code. Her imaginary friend is back. ERIKA: 15, daughter of hot 'wealthugee' who loves Russian literature, genuine genius, killer eyeliner and killer instincts.
The climate is in crisis and wealthy immigrants are flocking to New Zealand for shelter, stealing land, driving up food prices and taking over. But Alice has far more important things to worry about: hating her best friend's husband, getting free wine and quiet-quitting her dull day job. Until she meets Erika.
Now, Alice is about to find herself drawn into action of the most radical - and dangerous - kind. Just what is a slacker to do?
Bold and brilliantly bizarre, She's a Killer is the satirical dystopian cli-fi thriller you never knew you needed. Until now.
About the Author
Kirsten McDougall is a New Zealand novelist, short story writer and creative writing lecturer. Her 2017 novella Tess was longlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards and shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award. She lives in Wellington.