Girl by day, killer by night: a dark, twisting thriller about a teen assassin’s attempt to live a normal life.
Trained and traumatised by a secret assassin program for minors, Isabel Ryans wants nothing more than a new life as a normal civilian. And she might just be in with a shot when she befriends Emma Westray, because for the first time in her life things are looking up.
But when Isabel blows her cover by impulsively murdering a burglar, she draws the attention of the guilds – the two 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 new voice in YA fiction, comes an addictive new blockbuster series for fans of global phenomena The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Killing Eve and The Hunger Games.
Finn Longman is a queer disabled writer and medievalist, originally from London. A Cambridge graduate, Finn is now studying for an MA in Early and Medieval Irish, and spends their free time retelling medieval Irish stories online. They write YA and Adult novels, and have a particular interest in genre-bending fiction that explores identity and tests moral boundaries. THE BUTTERFLY ASSASSIN is their debut novel.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (May 26, 2022)