* Winner - Best Novel, 2019 ITW Thriller Award * MysteryTribune Ten Women Mystery and Thriller Writers You Should be Reading * Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best of 2018 * Bustle's Best Thriller 11 Authors Read This Year * CrimeReads' 20 Best of 2018 * Writer Types Podcast Favorite Books * LitReactor Best Books of 2018 * CrimeReads Favorite Crime Books of the Year * BOLO Books Top Reads of 2018 * SouthFlorida.com Best Mystery Novels of 2018 * Suspense Magazine Best of 2018 - Mystery/Thriller category An explosive, edge-of-your-seat read about three friends, one murder, and a whole world of secrets...
Angela was one of the most popular girls in her high school before she disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever knew what became of her--not Georgina, her best friend, nor Kaiser, who was close with both girls. Then, fourteen years later, Angela's remains were discovered in the woods near Geo's childhood home and Kaiser--who became a detective with the Seattle police department--finally learned the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James.
To the authorities, Calvin was a notorious serial killer. But back in the day, Calvin was Geo's first love. Their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment they met, right up until the night Angela was killed. Geo carried the secret of Calvin's dark deeds until the evidence landed her in prison. But now, just as Geo is about to be released, new bodies start turning up--killed in the exact same manner as Angela. . . and soon Geo, Kaiser, and local law enforcement officials realize that what happened that fateful night is more complex and chilling than anyone could have imagined. "Thrilling...terrifying, Jar of Hearts is definitely not something you've read before."--Cleveland Plain Dealer