The Quarry Girls: A Thriller

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Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date
Pages
307
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781542034296

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About the Author

Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She's the bestselling author of thrillers, comic caper mysteries, book club fiction, young adult fiction, and nonfiction. Winner of the Anthony, Thriller, and Minnesota Book Awards, Jess is also an Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty Award-nominated author; TEDx presenter; and recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship. Check out her TEDx Talk for the true story behind her debut novel, May Day. She lives in Minneapolis with a rotating batch of foster kittens (and occasional foster puppies, but those goobers are a lot of work). For more information, visit www.jessicalourey.com.

Reviews

"[The Quarry Girls is] one of the most anticipated thrillers of the fall season...[The] novel is about innocence lost, the unwritten rules of silence in small towns, what 'broken men' do to others, and what boys growing into men do in packs that they would never do alone. And then there's the courage of one woman who will not allow herself to be killed." --St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Like Unspeakable Things and Bloodline, Jess Lourey's The Quarry Girls is ultimately a morality tale--almost a dark fairy tale except that the plots are rooted in reality and the danger is all too real. The sad fact is that there is no shortage of past crimes to prompt Jess Lourey's creative mind, but readers can rest easy knowing that this author will approach every idea with deep reverence for the victims and a goal of providing a healing and heartfelt journey--for both the characters and their readers--within the pages of some truly exceptional crime fiction." --BOLO Books

"Few authors can blend the genuine fear generated by a sordid tale of true crime with evocative, three-dimensional characters and mesmerizing prose like Jess Lourey. Her fictional stories feel rooted in a world we all know but also fear. The Quarry Girls is a story of secrets gone to seed, and Lourey gives readers her best novel yet--which is quite the accomplishment. Calling it: The Quarry Girls will be one of the best books of the year." --Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Secret Identity, Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, and Miami Midnight

"Jess Lourey once more taps deep into her Midwest roots and childhood fears with The Quarry Girls, an absorbing, true crime-informed thriller narrated in the compelling voice of young drummer Heather Cash as she and her bandmates navigate the treacherous and confusing ground between girlhood and womanhood one simmering and deadly summer. Lourey conveys the edgy, hungry restlessness of teen girls with a touch of Megan Abbott, while steadily intensifying the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small 1977 Minnesota town where darkness snakes below the surface." --Loreth Anne White, Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Patient's Secret

"Jess Lourey is a master of the coming-of-age thriller, and The Quarry Girls may be her best yet--as dark, twisty, and full of secrets as the tunnels that lurk beneath Pantown's deceptively idyllic streets." --Chris Holm, Anthony Award-winning author of The Killing Kind