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About the Author
Kristen Lepionka is the Shamus Award-winning and Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated author of The Last Place You Look, What You Want to See, and The Stories You Tell. She grew up mostly in her local public library, where she could be found with a big stack of adult mysteries before she was out of middle school. She is a cofounder of the feminist podcast Unlikeable Female Characters, and she lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her partner and two cats.
Utterly superb-can't remember when I last read such an expertly written and perfectly constructed book that gave me so much pure reading pleasure.-- "Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling author"
Kristen Lepionka spins a twisting, turning, enticing tale that keeps the reader guessing and turning pages to find out what happens next.-- " Oklahoman"
A complex heroine is one of the many things that set this riveting debut apart...it's her complexity that keeps readers intrigued.-- "RT Book Reviews (4 stars)"
A remarkably accomplished debut mystery, with sensitive character development and a heart-stopping denouement.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Introducing a fascinating protagonist...this suspenseful, original, and confident debut will please fans of the hard-boiled PI genre.-- "Library Journal (starred review)"
Action-packed...Lepionka has created an appealing, relatable lead.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Confidently portrays complex characters with multiple, sometimes contradictory, motivations and offers an unusually naturalistic perspective on sexual identity.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A sharp, timely, and assured debut.-- "Chris Holm, Anthony Award-winning author"
I'll now follow detective Roxane Weary anywhere: into her hopes and fears, into her past, and-especially-into danger. An extraordinary debut novel.-- "Christopher Coake, author of You Came Back"