No Bad Deed

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William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

A graduate of UC Berkeley's English literature program, Heather Chavez has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor. This is her second novel following her debut, No Bad Deed. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA with her family.


"An explosive beginning that quickly spirals into a tense family drama... The brisk plot of No Bad Deed moves with realistic twists as Cassie proves to be a credible sleuth, intent on saving her family... Chavez has a knack for characters... [and] fills her novel with flawed, authentic people." -- San Diego Union-Tribune

"A sensational debut - compelling, hypnotic, full of suspense and quiet menace. Don't miss it!" -- Lee Child

"An extraordinary thriller... that may well become the book everyone is talking about...In a mesmerizing first-person narrative, [Cassie's] fear is palpable, then vanquished by an astonishing ferocity she finds within herself. Where does that come from? Wait until you find out. This one glows in the dark." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Chavez embarks on a paranoia-fueled thrill ride, escalating the stakes while exploiting readers' darkest domestic fears." -- Kirkus Reviews

"[A] propulsive debut... Chavez peoples her tale with credible, flawed individuals, presenting even the multiple antagonists with harrowing backstories and convincing psychological motives... Chavez is in full command of plot and pacing... Domestic thriller fans will be well satisfied." -- Publishers Weekly

"A treacherous game of cat and mouse and a frantic race against time until the final explosive twist. Chavez has crafted the perfect thriller." -- Liv Constantine, author of The Last Time I Saw You and The Last Mrs. Parrish

"The kind of twisty, jet-fueled thriller that explodes on page one and has you happily abandoning work, sleep, and life as you race to the stunning end. Don't miss it!" -- Lisa Gardner

"Heather Chavez's debut novel starts at a sprint and never lets up, twisting its way to an exhilarating, you'll-never-guess-it ending." -- Peter Swanson, author of Before She Knew Him

"Chavez's powerfully addictive debut proves nearly impossible to set aside as it describes how one selfless act can breed chaos." -- Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

"No Bad Deed has as many twists and turns as the winding roads of Sonoma County. For fans of authors like Liv Constantine or Lisa Gardner, this fast-paced book will give you surprises galore against a beautiful backdrop." --

"An exciting exploration of what might happen when a person's ordinary life is suddenly thrown into chaos, and knowing whom or what to trust is no longer possible... A delightfully Harlan Coben-esque tale of the ways in which the past can influence the present, for better or much, much worse."
-- BookPage

"Chavez is off to a good start with this twisty thriller... With her finely drawn characters--impetuous Cassie with her flaws, good-hearted Sam whom everyone loves, and her really villainous bad guys--and a satisfying ending, No Bad Deed is a worthy read." -- Mystery Scene

"Her scrappy female heroine and the breakneck speed in which Chavez unfolds her story make No Bad Deed an exceptional read." -- Shelf Awareness

"Twisty, timely and absolutely terrifying, Heather Chavez' No Bad Deed is a propulsive thriller that grabbed me from the very first page and didn't let go. A terrifically suspenseful read."
-- Alison Gaylin, Edgar-winning author of Never Look Back

"Chavez's breathless page-turner will have every aspiring Good Samaritan thinking maybe they should let the NEXT guy help." -- Linwood Barclay, author of The Noise Downstairs and No Time for Goodbye

"I'm not easily surprised nor do I have a hard time predicting the twists most thrillers pull out... The plot is so very cleverly created so the reader really never has a clue until piece by piece the puzzle is put together... A rare treat." -- Deerfield Valley News

"This book is truly difficult to put down... If you enjoy books that keep you on edge... then No Bad Deed is perfect for you. There are twists, followed by more twists, and plenty of excitement and mystery." --

"I did not expect the story to take the turns that it did... Definitely a page-turner that would have any lover of suspense and thrillers going mad by the end of the story. A fabulously written story with a juicy plot and some intimidating characters." -- Tulsa Book Review

"[A] fast-paced, menacing story... The paranoia is contagious, and Chavez will definitely have you looking over your shoulder. The book, however, is fantastic, with unique characters and nerve-wracking tension!" --