Behind the Red Door

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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982130398

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About the Author

Megan Collins is the author of Behind the Red Door and The Winter Sister. She has taught creative writing for many years at both the high school and college level and is the managing editor of 3Elements Literary Review. She lives in Connecticut.

Reviews

"Megan Collins is the master of emotionally resonant, deeply personal suspense fiction where the small details are just as chilling as the dramatic turns. Behind the Red Door is gripping and gorgeously-written and, like her stellar debut The Winter Sister, I'm certain this book will haunt me for years to come."
--Layne Fargo, author of Temper
Collins has delivered an intensely well-plotted mystery, with every character under suspicion as we plunder the depths of memory in BEHIND THE RED DOOR. Fern, whose emotional fragility never feels forced or clichΓ©, sees a familiar-looking woman on TV, a former kidnapping victim, and realizes she maybe can't trust her own childhood recollections of those events. Enter a sadistic psychologist father, a mother who builds a floor out of the fragments of broken pottery, and a slew of suspicous hometown acquaintances, and you have a mindbending psychological thriller that asks questions of identity, of morality, and of the trustworthiness of our own experiences. It's a book to read and then read again.
--Wendy Heard, author of Hunting Annabelle and The Kill Club
"Taut, provocative, disturbing--Megan Collins' sophomore novel is more than a thriller; it's a dark and deeply compelling examination of the knife's edge between trust and fear. With muscular prose and richly wrought characters, Behind the Red Door grabbed me, startled me, and didn't let go until I'd torn through every chilling word."
--Andrea Bartz, author of The Lost Night and The Herd
"Behind the Red Door is stunning in every way. Fern Douglas digs her fingers into your brain until you're hooked and want more. I'm still reeling from this. Megan Collins is a masterful writer and this novel is full of twists you didn't expect. It will leave you breathless and shaking in the best way."
--Amina Akhtar, author of #FashionVictim
"Spellbinding, poignant and atmospheric, Behind The Red Door is one of those rare stories you can get utterly lost in. With writing so richly evocative I could vividly imagine every detail, this is a mesmerizing tale in which family bonds are broken, lifelong secrets are exposed, and a woman who suffers a debilitating anxiety disorder must find the truth about her connection to a decades-old kidnapping. Intensely moving, beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable, I can't recommend this highly enough!"
--Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Olivia Fell
"In Behind the Red Door, Megan Collins has achieved something remarkable--a dark, disturbing story that is both elegant and fascinating. Exquisite writing, compelling characters and a story so captivating I finished it in a weekend. Few books live up to the word chilling, but this one does."
--Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife
"Atmospheric and haunting, Behind the Red Door is at once a chilling tale of complicated family dynamics and a riveting mystery. Elegant prose, intriguing characters and taut pacing make this book unputdownable."
--Daniela Petrova, author of Her Daughter's Mother
"Behind the Red Door isn't just a gripping, finely-tuned thriller, it's a masterful meditation on fear. Dark forests, crumbling cabins, and mutating nightmares all populate this New England landscape where one woman may hold the key to saving a kidnapping victim. But in order to do so, she'll have to confront a lifetime of terror, including the ultimate fear: not knowing who can be trusted or where the monsters live. I was hooked from the first page."
--Mindy Mejia, author of Strike Me Down