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All the Broken People

by Leah Konen

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All the Broken People by Leah Konen
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2020
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"Believable twists imbue the narrative's urgency as each character's secrets are spilled and as Lucy's past catches up with her. Lucy's credible fears about Davis elicit empathy. Konen should win a new set of fans with this domestic thriller." - Publishers Weekly

"Konen proves herself a master of weaving webs that slowly contract, strangling characters in the threads...A swift, compelling thriller with unexpected swoops and swerves." - Kirkus Reviews

"A steady narrative draws the reader into Lucy's anxiety, and what might seem an implausible story is made believable by intricate plotting, culminating in a didn't-see-that-coming conclusion. Perfect for millennial fans of domestic thrillers." - Booklist

"Leah Konen's All the Broken People is remarkably insidious. Puts a sick smile on your face. Extremely readable." - Caroline Kepnes, New York Times bestselling author of You

"It's rare that a novel keeps me guessing until the very last page—but All the Broken People delivers in a big way. If you crave an escape from the real world, this is the book for you. It's absolutely terrific." - Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Wife Between Us

"All the Broken People reads like the best Hitchcock film never made....Konen keeps the earth shifting beneath you as she expertly cranks up the suspense with a cast of characters as quietly slippery as they are intriguing and then, once she's you're on the edge of your seat with tension and unease, the twists keep on coming right up to the final page. I read it in one sitting. An assured and astonishing debut from an author destined to become a big name in thriller fiction." - Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Dead to Her

"All the Broken People hooked me from the start. This book has everything-engaging characters, a unique story, and an ending that will blow you away." - Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

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Leah Konen

Leah Konen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and English literature. She's the author of several young adult novels, including Love and Other Train Wrecks and The Romantics. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, New York, with her husband, their daughter, Eleanor, and their dog, Farley. All the Broken People is her first thriller.

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