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Lucy King leaves her hometown behind and moves to a rustic New York town. She quickly befriends her neighbors, a couple that seem to have made their fair share of enemies in the small town. They recruit Lucy in a scheme to help them fake the husband’s death, so the wife can disappear and they live a happier life. As these things usually go, one thing spirals downward and the rest follows. One twist after another keep the reader guessing until the end.
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A woman in search of a fresh start is about to get more than she bargained for in this twisty and addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door.
Fleeing Brooklyn with little more than a suitcase and her trusty dog, Lucy King heads to rustic Woodstock, New York, eager to lose herself in a quiet life where her past can never find her. But when she meets Vera and John, the alluring couple next door, their friendship proves impossible to resist. Just as Lucy starts to think the worst is behind her, the couple delivers a staggering bombshell: they, too, need to escape their troubles–and the only way they can begin their new life is if Lucy helps them fake John’s death.Afraid to lose her newfound support system, Lucy reluctantly conspires with them to stage an “accidental” death on a hike nearby. It’s just one little lie to the police, after all, and she knows a thing or two about the importance of fresh starts. But what begins as an elaborate ruse turns all too real when John turns up dead in the woods the morning after their hike. Now, Lucy must figure out who she can trust and who’s pulling the strings of her tenuous new life . . . before she takes the fall for murder.
Leah Konen is a freelance writer living in San Francisco. “The After Girls” is her first novel. Visit her at www.leahkonen.com.