A woman in search of a fresh start is about to get more than she bargained for in this surprising and addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door.
Even the biggest thriller fan will struggle to guess the ending of this twisty, gorgeously written debut. --Rolling Stone It's just a lie among friends...until someone ends up dead.
Fleeing Brooklyn with little more than a suitcase and her trusty dog, Lucy King heads to rustic Woodstock, New York, eager to lose herself in a quiet life where her past can never find her. But when she meets Vera and John, the alluring couple next door, their friendship proves impossible to resist. Just as Lucy starts to think the worst is behind her, the couple delivers a staggering bombshell: They, too, need to escape their troubles--and the only way they can begin their new life is if Lucy helps them fake John's death.
Afraid to lose her newfound support system, Lucy reluctantly conspires with them to stage an accidental death on a hike nearby. It's just one little lie to the police, after all, and she knows a thing or two about the importance of fresh starts. But what begins as an elaborate ruse turns all too real when John turns up dead in the woods the morning after their hike. Now, Lucy must figure out who she can trust and who's pulling the strings of her tenuous new life...before she
takes the fall for murder.Author:
G.P. Putnam's SonsPublished:
8.20h x 5.40w x 0.90dISBN:
About the Author
Leah Konen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and English literature. She's the author of several young adult novels, including Love and Other Train Wrecks and The Romantics. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, New York, with her husband; their daughter, Eleanor; and their dog, Farley. All the Broken People is her first thriller.