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Need to Know

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar?

"Terrific." - John Grisham
"Superb." - Lee Child
"Breathtaking, heart-pounding." - Louise Penny
"A fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read." - Chris Pavone

Vivian Miller. High-powered CIA analyst, happily married to a man she adores, mother of four beautiful children. Until the moment she makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes.

She thought she knew her husband inside and out. But now she wonders if it was all a lie. How far will she go to learn the truth? And does she really . . .

. . . NEED TO KNOW?

Film rights sold to Universal Pictures for Charlize Theron . Rights sold in more than 20 markets

"Shaping up to be one of the year's biggest new thrillers." - Entertainment Weekly

"So timely . . . Think of the perfect mix of Homeland and The Americans. . . . Need to Know needs to be read by all who relish spy novels. As entertaining as it is informative and as irresistible as it is impossible to put down." - Providence Journal

"Pulse-pounding." - O: The Oprah Magazine

"Accomplished . . . a nonstop thriller tapping into a hot mix of contemporary digital counterintelligence, old-school spying and ageless family drama." - Shelf Awareness

"An early contender for next year's Gone Girl." - GQ (UK)

"The Russia page-turner that should be on everyone's list." - New York Post

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
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Title: Need to Know
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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
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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
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Title: Need to Know
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Title: Need to Know
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January 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Need to Know Exp
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Need To Know
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
Publisher: Random House Audio
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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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