A writer returns to his hometown to look into a long-ago murder in this "gripping" literary thriller with "a smashing and surprising climax" (Kirkus Reviews).
After nine books, three wives, and a massive advance for his as-yet-unwritten next novel, Sam Bayer has run out of ideas. He tries to write but his characters are dull, lifeless. So his thoughts turn to his hometown, Crane's View, and the tragedy he once encountered there.
A man is drawn to a woman hiding a dark secret in a thriller Stephen King calls "terrifying, compelling reading."
Max Fischer is at the Los Angeles County Museum when he sees the woman and child who will change his life. They are Lincoln and Lily Aaron, a precocious ten-year-old and his quick-witted mother, and before Max realizes it, he's inviting them to lunch. It seems like an innocent chance encounter, but in the years to come
This novel of a woman's breakdown after a high school reunion has "a wonderful strangeness reminiscent of Fellini" (Publishers Weekly).
Miranda marches into her high school reunion with the confidence of a professional at the top of her field. But inside she is lost, disenchanted with her career, and as alone as a person can possibly be. As a teenager in Crane's View, she fell in love with unrepentant bad boy James Stillman,...