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Need to Know

(2018)
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Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar?

Do you really know who you kissed goodbye this morning?

The New York Times bestselling thriller that everyone is talking about

'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

'Heart-poundingly suspenseful' J. P. Delaney, author of THE GIRL BEFORE

'An immensely satisfying story with serpentine twists and turns . . . ingenious and compelling' Daily Mail

You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer.

Your task: break into a Russian criminal's laptop and find proof that he's concealing five deep-cover agents - seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

You're in. Five faces stare back at you.

One of them is your husband.

**PICKED FOR THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB**

'This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night' Red

'If you liked THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, try NEED TO KNOW . . . thrillers don't get much more twisty and turny than this one' BBC Arts and Entertainment 'Books to Look Out for in 2018'

'Impressively compelling' Mail on Sunday

'The heart-stopping plot barely lets up pace throughout this brilliant novel' Heat

'You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us' JOHN GRISHAM

'The real deal' PATRICIA CORNWELL

'Superb' LEE CHILD

'Remarkable Sunday Times Magazine *Thriller of the Month*

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Prediction: if you read chapter one, you’ll read chapter two. If you read chapter two, you’ll miss dinner, stay up far too late, and feel tired at work tomorrow. This is that kind of book. Superb." - Lee Child

"Karen Cleveland is the real deal – an exciting new voice in thrillers." - Patricia Cornwell

"Need to Know is a pure page-turner . . . a brilliantly executed spy thriller with a terrific female lead. I raced through it in a weekend." - Paula Daly

"Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, Need to Know hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts." - J P Delaney

"You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us, skipping lunch, losing sleep, turning pages until the end." - John Grisham

"Hold on tight! What a story, brilliantly told. A gripping espionage thriller with real psychological depth. More modern than tomorrow." - Terry Hayes

"First word to last, I needed to know! Karen Cleveland's spy thriller about a wife, mother and CIA analyst on the prowl for a Russian cell is a timely dance of intrigue and deception. There are two female heroes here . . . the author, an actual CIA analyst, and the terrific protagonist she creates. One of my favourite espionage thrillers in a long time." - Julia Heaberlin

"Gripping, tense, and packed full of insider knowledge. A need-to-read." - Mick Herron

"I raced through this gripping tale of domesticity and deceit. Cleveland deliciously ratchets up the tension at every turn . . . you won’t be able to put it down until the final, stunning page!" - Shari Lapeña

"Need to Know carves out a uniquely compelling space among thrillers: high-stakes international intrigue combined with high-drama domestic suspense. These richly overlapping layers of tension create a fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read." - Chris Pavone


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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Need To Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 0-593-07959-0 / 978-0-593-07959-1 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : Hardback
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Need To Know: 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
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Title: Need To Know: 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 0-552-17479-3 / 978-0-552-17479-4 (UK edition)
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November 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 1-4000-2690-3 / 978-1-4000-2690-6 (USA edition)
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July 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5247-9704-9 / 978-1-5247-9704-1
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January 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Need to Know Exp
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ISBN: 1-5247-9736-7 / 978-1-5247-9736-2
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Need To Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 0-593-07960-4 / 978-0-593-07960-7 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Need to Know
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ISBN: 0-385-69090-8 / 978-0-385-69090-4 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 0-525-58782-9 / 978-0-525-58782-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

October 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Need To Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 1-4450-7706-X / 978-1-4450-7706-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Need To Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 1-4450-7707-8 / 978-1-4450-7707-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
ISBN: 0-525-53059-2 / 978-0-525-53059-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Need To Know: 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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January 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Need to Know
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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January 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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