Jennifer Herrera (Author)
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DescriptionA riveting atmospheric suspense debut that explores the dark side of a small town and asks: How can we uncover the truth when we keep lying to ourselves? "Herrera has a gift for drawing vivid characters and rich settings. A voicey and compelling debut that is not to be missed."--Karin Slaughter After reckless behavior costs NYPD detective Leigh O'Donnell her job and her marriage, she returns with her four-year-old daughter to her beautiful hometown of Copper Falls, Ohio. Leigh had stayed away for more than a decade--even though her brother and a trio of loving uncles still call it home--because, while the town may seem idyllic, something rotten lies at its core. Three men in town have drowned in what Leigh suspects to be a triple homicide. She hopes that by finding out who killed them, she just might get her life back on course. Headstrong and intuitive, Leigh isn't afraid to face a killer, but she has to do more than that to discover the truth about what happened to those men. She must unravel a web of secrets going back generations, and, in doing so, plumb the darkness within herself. Perfect for fans of Mare of Easttown, this taut debut is a haunting look at how the search for truth often leads back to the most unlikely of places.
G.P. Putnam's Sons
January 10, 2023
6.31 X 9.29 X 1.24 inches | 1.17 pounds
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About the Author
Jennifer Herrera is a former philosophy grad student turned literary agent, who is fascinated by the stories we tell ourselves to live and the lies we cling to that sabotage our chances at a good life. She has lived in six states and five countries (so far) and now resides in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and cat.
"[A] complex plot, which is matched by thoroughly realized characters whose actions are anything but predictable. Herrera is a writer to watch."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The Hunter will bring thriller fans the immersive read they're looking for."--"Good Morning America" (online) "Literary agent Herrera delves deep to sculpt believable, multi-layered characters. The Hunter launches a new, most-welcomed series."--South Florida Sun-Sentinel "[A] generational mystery that'll keep readers on their toes...Herrera's debut threads uneasiness and mistrust through a pulse-pounding mystery."--PopSugar "A thriller with depth." --Booklist "With its language and momentum, the book propels the reader to the last page."--New York Journal of Books "The Hunter announces Jennifer Herrera as a remarkable new voice in suspense. Her debut is expertly paced and plotted, richly atmospheric, and filled with nuanced, beautifully developed characters with whom readers are sure to connect. I loved this book, and can't wait to read whatever Herrera writes next."--Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us "This book is a bonfire on a dark night. Searing hot and enthralling. I want to live in Herrera's language, where the ordinary becomes magical and strange. Fans of Tana French and Marisha Pessl, take note."--Melissa Larsen, author of Shutter "Smart, taut, and atmospheric. The Hunter had me reading into the night as I followed Leigh from New York back to her hometown. She must find and confront a killer as well as make peace with her past. I finished the book in one sitting and can't wait to read the next page-turner in the series!"--Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library