The Main Character

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Atria Books
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5.91 X 9.06 X 1.34 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Jaclyn Goldis is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and NYU School of Law. She practiced estate planning law at a large Chicago firm for seven years before leaving her job to travel the world and write novels. After culling her possessions into only what would fit in a backpack, she traveled for over a year until settling in Tel Aviv, where she can often be found writing from cafés near the beach. She is the author of The Chateau and The Main Character.
"Jaclyn Goldis slays it in her latest twisty propulsive thriller, THE MAIN CHARACTER. It has all the goods reminiscent of an Agatha Christie murder mystery - and yes, it even takes place on a luxury trip along the Italian coast on the Orient Express. There's murder, secrets, lies, love, loss, and deception - all the delicious elements of a modern whodunnit . . . . Goldis has a sharp instinct for tragedy, rich complex characters, taut prose, and twists and turns that keep those pages turning as the plot thickens. Readers will enjoy the ride, down to the very last stop."--Lisa Barr, New York Times bestselling author of WOMAN ON FIRE
"Suspenseful, stylish, and seductive--what you'd expect from Jaclyn Goldis--but with something deeper at its core: a love letter to family. THE MAIN CHARACTER is a runaway train that will leave you mesmerized. All aboard!"--Alex Finlay, author of IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME
"Jaclyn Goldis is a master of atmosphere as she whisks readers away on a luxury train ride along the Italian coast. . . THE MAIN CHARACTER is full steam ahead when it comes to betrayals and secrets, all wrapped up in a deliciously claustrophobic ride that you'll never forget."--Finley Turner, author of THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY
"All aboard this glamorous thriller! A novel with more twists than a train winding through the Italian countryside, THE MAIN CHARACTER will surprise even the most eagle-eyed reader. Goldis has mixed the family drama of Knives Out with the locked room atmosphere of Murder on the Orient Express and the resulting cocktail is like an Aperol on a hot summer's day: perfect."--Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author of THE CLOISTERS
"This riveting meta-murder-mystery poses an ingenious question: if we are all the main characters in our own stories, what if someone wanted to buy ours and make it their own? The most glamorous, opulent train in the world carries a fascinating set of passengers... and this entertaining thriller is wrapped in a heartfelt and psychologically astute study of love, success, and, most touchingly, family. A terrific book!"--Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of ONE WRONG WORD
"[A]n entertaining modern-day mystery... with no shortage of shocking twists."-- "Booklist"
"Delicious tension and drama. Grab your suitcase and board the Orient Express for a trip you won't soon forget."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Fans of Agatha Christie mysteries won't be able to put down this new novel."-- "BookBub"
"Twisting, turning and dramatic with a capital D, THE MAIN CHARACTER will hold you in suspense while you try to unravel the tangled, tension-filled web spun between key players in this story. Jaclyn Goldis has delivered an absorbing Agatha Christie-esque tale that propels readers forward with a desperate need for answers."-- "Best Thriller Books"