On Sale: March 21, 2017
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"Riveting and brilliantly structured, A Simple
Favor is an edge-of-your seat domestic thriller about a
missing wife and mother that relies on a rotating cast of
unreliable narrators to ingeniously examine the cost of
competitive mom-friends, the toll of ordinary marital
discontent and the fallacy of the picture-perfect, suburban
family."—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times
She’s your best friend.
She knows all your secrets.
That’s why she’s so dangerous.
A single mother's life is turned upside down when her best
friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein
of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers
do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks
Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily
says yes. Nicky and her son, Miles, are classmates and best
friends, and the five-year-olds love being together—just
like she and Emily. A widow and stay-at-home mommy blogger
living in woodsy suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely
until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job
in Manhattan demands so much of her time.
But Emily doesn’t come back. She doesn’t answer calls or
return texts. Stephanie knows something is terribly
wrong—Emily would never leave Nicky, no matter what the
police say. Terrified, she reaches out to her blog readers
for help. She also reaches out to Emily’s husband, the
handsome, reticent Sean, offering emotional support. It’s
the least she can do for her best friend. Then, she and Sean
receive shocking news. Emily is dead. The nightmare of her
disappearance is over.
Or is it? Because soon, Stephanie will begin to see that
nothing—not friendship, love, or even an ordinary favor—is
as simple as it seems.
A Simple Favor is a remarkable tale of
psychological suspense—a clever and twisting free-fall of a
ride filled with betrayals and reversals, twists and turns,
secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and
revenge. Darcey Bell masterfully ratchets up the tension in
a taut, unsettling, and completely absorbing story that
holds you in its grip until the final page.
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