Introducing… Marianne Holmes

Agora Books is beyond thrilled to introduce – and wish a very happy birthday to  – our new author, Marianne Holmes. Her dark and beautiful debut novel, A Little Bird Told Me, will be published on the 13th September 2018, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.

This book has kept us up at night – partially because we couldn’t stop reading, but mostly because we just didn’t know who could be at our window.

We hope you’ll absolutely love it too.


Besides, if you were one half evil, wouldn’t you want to know about the other half?

In the scorching summer of 1976, Robyn spends her days swimming at the Lido and tagging after her brother. It’s the perfect holiday… except for the crying women her mum keeps bringing home.

As the heatwave boils on, tensions in the town begin to simmer. Everyone is gossiping about her mum, a strange man is following her around, and worst of all, no one will tell Robyn the truth. But this town isn’t good at keeping secrets.

Twelve years later Robyn returns home, to a house that has stood empty for years and a town that hasn’t moved on, forced to confront the mystery that haunted her that summer.

And atone for the part she played in it.