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Need to Know

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
‘Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful’ J.P. Delaney, author of The Girl Before

Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone.

She was wrong.

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.
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PRAISE FOR KAREN CLEVELAND:

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

‘An immensely satisfying story with serpentine twists and turns’ Daily Mail

'You won't be able to put it down until the final, stunning page' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

'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

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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Title: Need To Know: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Karen Cleveland
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
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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: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
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Title: Need To Know
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Need to Know: A Novel
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