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A Simple Favor

(2017)
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Soon to be a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding, and directed by Paul Feig

"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 bestselling author

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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Riveting and brilliantly structured...an edge-of-your seat domestic thriller." - Kimberly McCreight


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Simple Favor (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-4104-9794-1 / 978-1-4104-9794-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Simple Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 0-06-249777-4 / 978-0-06-249777-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-3684-5 / 978-1-5098-3684-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favour
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ISBN: 1-5290-0405-5 / 978-1-5290-0405-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favor [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 0-06-287864-6 / 978-0-06-287864-9 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favor [Movie Tie-in]
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 0-06-288349-6 / 978-0-06-288349-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 0-06-249778-2 / 978-0-06-249778-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favour: An edge-of-your-seat thriller with a chilling twist (181 POCHE)
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-3477-X / 978-1-5098-3477-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favour: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 0-06-266633-9 / 978-0-06-266633-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-3476-1 / 978-1-5098-3476-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-4652-2 / 978-1-5098-4652-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-4653-0 / 978-1-5098-4653-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-8051-8 / 978-1-5098-8051-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-5098-8052-6 / 978-1-5098-8052-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Simple Favor Lib/E
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-4708-5594-1 / 978-1-4708-5594-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Simple Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-4708-5593-3 / 978-1-4708-5593-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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March 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Simple Favor
Author(s): Darcey Bell
ISBN: 1-4708-5595-X / 978-1-4708-5595-6 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Simple Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Simple Favor: A Novel
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: Harper
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March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Simple Favour: An edge-of-your-seat thriller with a chilling twist (181 POCHE)
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: Pan
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February 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Simple Favour
Author(s): Darcey Bell
Publisher: Macmillan
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