Thicker Than Water


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$27.99  $26.03
Atria Books
Publish Date
6.5 X 9.5 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Megan Collins is the author of Thicker Than Water, The Family Plot, Behind the Red Door, and The Winter Sister. She taught creative writing for many years at both the high school and college level and is the managing editor of 3Elements Literary Review. She lives in Connecticut, where she obsesses over dogs, miniatures, and cake.


"Thicker Than Water is a twisty, propulsive thriller with a powerful emotional heart at its core. Through a dark and clever mystery, Megan Collins examines the bonds of family, love, and friendship, and masterfully explores the meaning of culpability and forgiveness."
--Robyn Harding, internationally bestselling author of The Drowning Woman
"Megan Collins's Thicker Than Water is a triumph. Her writing is sharp and perceptive and the dual narrative gallops at a fantastic pace that left me breathless and wanting more. Each twist and turn feels earned as does the resolution. And at the heart is a beautiful friendship that shows how your chosen family can be more important than blood. You need this book in your life." --Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of Have You Seen Her
"Megan Collins has done it again! In Thicker Than Water, Collins has given us another immersive nail-biter. Building on her superb talent for creating imperfect, multi-layered characters, Collins has penned a twisty, expertly paced mystery that explores the intricacies of friendship, family, and the depths one will go to protect those they love. Absolutely unputdownable."
--Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest
"Thicker Than Water is a complex and moving thriller about the stories we choose to believe, that sometimes paper over the very rotten things beneath."
--Sarah Langan, author Good Neighbors
"A savage murder, the main suspect in a coma and best friends whose lives are changed forever - I relished every moment of this deep, dark exploration of trust, friendship and betrayal. Collins has ramped the murder mystery up a notch to take us on a nail-biting emotional and psychological journey. Leave your expectations at the door because on this ride every twist is a winner."
--Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal
"Megan Collins proves once again she's the queen of layered family dynamics in this fast-moving mystery where forgiveness, friendship, haunting secrets, and bad behavior mix to deliver an emotional punch."
--Darby Kane, international bestselling author of The Last Invitation
"Thicker Than Water starts off with a bang and never lets up! Collins has crafted a taut, emotionally-charged, and propulsive thriller that will have you burning through the pages until you reach the completely unpredictable and shocking conclusion."
--Jeneva Rose, USA Today bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage
"Megan Collins does it again, bringing readers another page-turner primed for summer .... This twisty-turny novel shows the fraught nature of relationships, particularly between the family you're born into and the family you choose."
--Bella Media
"A page-turner told from alternating points of view, this thriller from Collins (The Family Plot) will especially appeal to those who enjoy exploring complicated female friendships."
--Library Journal
"[An] impressive thriller . . . . Admirers of William Landay's similarly themed Defending Jacob will be riveted."
--Publishers Weekly