From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Pretty Revenge—a “gripping tale of subterfuge, betrayal, and retribution” (Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish)—comes the story of a journalist obsessed with finding a crime novelist who disappears after a deadly attack on her beloved daughter.
As a mother and a famous author, Ward DeFleur has it all. She lives in a beautiful estate in picture-perfect Connecticut, along with her teenage daughter, Stevie, where nothing can go wrong. Until, one night, when Stevie is brutally murdered and Ward’s entire world is shattered. Consumed by panic and grief, Ward vows never to put pen to paper again.
Enter Bree Bennett.
Bree is a recently-divorced, former-journalist-cum-housewife, desperate to fill her days with something other than Pilates classes and grocery shopping. So she decides to start writing for the town newspaper. What begins as Bree’s effort to tell Ward’s tragic narrative turns into a fixation with finding her favorite author. Unfortunately, Ward doesn’t want to be found. Even worse, Stevie’s killer is still on the loose…
This harrowing tale of one woman’s infatuation and another woman’s fear is full of explosive surprises, perfect for fans of The Night Olivia Fell and Then She Was Gone.
Emily Liebert is the author of six books and has been featured on the Today show and in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ladies’ Home Journal, People, The Washington Post, and many more. Emily lives with her husband and their two sons in Connecticut.
From Kimberly Belle, the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie and Three Days Missing, comes a riveting new domestic thriller about a newly married woman who questions her husband's involvement with a woman murdered in the lake behind their home, and how it connects the unsolved case that shook the town decades before.
When Charlotte married the very wealthy and slightly older Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. But her secure, charmed married life starts to unravel when a woman’s body is discovered floating in Lake Crosby, right outside their home. Immediately Charlotte remembers waking up to an empty bed, Paul later saying he went out for an early run. However, when the police begin their questioning, Paul lies and says he was home all morning with Charlotte, pressuring her to confirm his story.
What seemed like a small lie chafes at Charlotte, all the more when she realizes she saw Paul speaking to the murdered woman days before in town, though Paul claims he’s never met her. But surely there’s an innocent reason behind his lies. The victim, Sienna, was a true crime reporter, investigating an unsolved missing persons case that happened decades before and turned into a local urban legend. She was reporting her discoveries by podcast in real time.
As secrets, and people, from Paul’s past begin to surface, and his connection to the unsolved case becomes more direct, Charlotte doesn’t know who to trust – her heart who knows Paul to be a good man or her growing suspicion? Did she marry a killer? Or is someone else watching their every move?
Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of five novels of suspense. Her third, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller, and has been translated into a dozen languages. Before turning to fiction, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising
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