The four

Ellie Keel


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ISBN: 9780008580346 Category:



‘A dark, compelling and beguiling novel of revenge, guilt and love – Ellie Keel is a dazzling new voice’ Kate Mosse

‘An intensely gripping, thrilling and darkly beautiful debut. I was hooked’ Karin Slaughter

‘Sharp, powerful, tragic and addictive’ Chris Whitaker

‘This is The Secret History for millennials’ Daisy Goodwin


We were always The Four. From our very first day at High Realms.

The four scholarship pupils. Outsiders in a world of power and privilege.

It would have made our lives a lot easier if Marta had simply pushed Genevieve out of our bedroom window that day. Certainly, it would have been tragic. She would have died instantly.

But Marta didn’t push her then, or – if you choose to believe me – at any other time. If she had, all of what we went through would not have happened.

I’ve told this story as clearly as I could – as rationally as I’ve been able, in the circumstances, to achieve. I don’t regret what we did. And I would do it all again.


* A Blackwell’s Booksellers’ Choice for 2024

* A Bookseller ‘One To Watch’

* A Fabulous Magazine Top Book of 2024

* Featured in Dua Lipa’s Service95 Top Fiction Trends for 2024

What readers are saying about THE FOUR:

‘A shockingly powerful debut? raw and unflinching, not for the faint of heart’

‘Beautifully written and utterly brutal’

‘Complex and heart wrenching and oh so gripping’

‘Gripping, dark, compelling, uncomfortable – I love it’

Additional information

Weight 0.86 kg
Dimensions 24 × 15.9 × 4 cm










Hardback original


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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