Emma Styles

Two girls on the run.
Two thousand kilometres of highway.

 

GOLD. THEFT. MURDER.
A ROAD TRIP TO DIE FOR.

‘It’s not exactly how I imagined the week starting. An accessory to murder. On the run in the victim’s vehicle . . .’

About the book

Thelma & Louise for a new generation, No Country for Girls is a gritty, twisty road-trip thriller that follows two young women on the run across the harsh, unforgiving landscape of Australia.

No Country for Girls has been optioned for the screen. It won the Little, Brown UEA Crime Fiction Award in 2020 and was chosen by Val McDermid to feature in her New Blood panel for outstanding debut novelists at the 2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate. 

Starts with a bang.’

THE TIMES

‘An unrelenting page-turner’

CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END

‘A breathless outback chase’

THE AGE

About Emma

Emma Styles writes contemporary Australian noir about young women taking on the patriarchy. She grew up on Whadjuk Noongar Country in Perth, Western Australia and now lives in London where she was born.

About the roadtrip

Discover more about the journey the girls take along Great Northern Highway, one of the longest, most remote sealed roads in the world.

About Emma

Emma Styles writes contemporary Australian noir about young women taking on the patriarchy. She grew up on Whadjuk Noongar Country in Perth, Western Australia and now lives in London where she was born.

About the roadtrip

Discover more about the journey the girls take along Great Northern Highway, one of the longest, most remote sealed roads in the world.

Acknowledgement of country

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands, waters and skies where this story is set, and where I live and work when in Australia, and I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded and this always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.