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A Likeable Woman

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Kira’s back in her affluent hometown for the first time in years and determined to unravel the secrets of her mother’s death—hidden in the unpublished memoir she left behind—even if it kills her. . . .

After her troublemaker mother’s mysterious death, Kira fled her wealthy Texas town and never looked back. Now, decades later, Kira is invited to an old frenemy’s vow renewal celebration. Though she is reluctant to go, there are things pulling her home . . . like chilled wine and days spent by the pool . . . like sexy Jack, her childhood crush. But more important are the urgent texts from her grandmother, who says she has something for Kira. Something related to her mother’s death, something that makes it look an awful lot like murder.

When her grandmother gives Kira a memoir that her mother had been working on before she died, Kira is drawn into the past and all the sizzling secrets that come along with it. With few allies left in her gossipy country-club town, Kira turns to Jack for help. As she gets closer to discovering what—and who—might have brought about her mother’s end, it becomes clear that someone wants the past to stay buried.

And they might come after Kira next.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Filled with the searing insight and emotional complexity..along with a brisk pace that will keep any reader invested until the final page is turned. A unique and necessary voice in crime fiction, and one unafraid to go into our most private thoughts and darkest desires." - E A Aymar

"[B]rilliant plotting, pitch-perfect pacing, a hot romance to salivate over, and a little murder." - Samantha M Bailey

"An evocative tale filled with sultry glamour and secrets as thick as an East Texas pine forest." - Eliza Jane Brazier

"Come for the juicy drama and hairpin twists, and stay for the emotional wallop that this firecracker of a book packs." - Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

"Set among her trademark rich-b*tch Texan housewives, May Cobb's latest mystery delivers nail-biting suspense and Ruth Ware-worthy twists, all while asking just what makes a woman 'likeable' - and whether it's worth dying for." - Amy Gentry

"A sharp, moving exploration of dysfunctional families, the healing power of art, and the dangerous expectations of the East Texas elite... you'll want to read it in one breathless sitting." - Katie Gutierrez

"Full of deceit, dark secrets, gossip, family drama, and murder... This novel is Texas to the core, smart, and so much fun you don't realize there's blood around you until it's too late." - Gabino Iglesias

"A smart, juicy thrill ride... Full of scandal, lies, and manipulation... Completely unputdownable." - Mary Kubica

"Sexy and suspenseful with delectable prose you'll want to savor." - Jeneva Rose

"Beneath the suspenseful page-turner is a sharp and unflinching dissection of what it means to be a likeable woman." - Jesse Q Sutanto

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