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Dark Rooms

by Lili Anolik

Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2015
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly - a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession - but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed.

Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.

Compulsively readable, Lili Anolik's debut novel combines the verbal dexterity of Marisha Pessl's Special Topic in Calamity Physics and the haunting atmospherics and hairpin plot twists of Megan Abbott's Dare Me.

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"Starred Review. suspenseful, sad, and shattering ... Whether or not you believe in ghosts, Anolik's debut will haunt you." - Publishers Weekly

"Wholly absorbing and emotionally rich, this novel dodges Law & Order: Special Victims Unit clichés to deliver something deeply satisfying." - Kirkus

"Fascinating, disturbing, mysterious, and at times, downright creepy - Lili Anolik's wonderfully twisted debut novel will intoxicate readers!" - John Searles, bestselling author of Help for the Haunted and Strange but True

"Great story, great twists, great insights - a brilliant start to a novelist's career." - Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Room

"One hell of a first novel...Think Megan Abbott meets Twin Peaks." - Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times-bestselling author of Don't Look Back

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Lili Anolik is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Her work has also appeared in Harper's, Elle, and The Believer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

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