Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas, California, Missouri, Washington, D.C.), She settled in Kansas City, Missouri where she live's with her husband and two kids. Before devoting herself full time to motherhood and writing, She was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on television.
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
Amy Engel recommends
Best Friends Forever (2018)
"Best Friends Forever is a page turner You may think you know how this story is going to end. But trust me, you don't."
Exhibit Alexandra (2018)
"A taut and spellbinding look at creative darkness and the price we pay when art bleeds into real life. I couldn't put this book down!"
The Tall Man (2018)
"From the second I opened this book, I wanted to know the truth about the Tall Man. Was he real? What did he make people do? Was it possible to escape? I couldn't put the book down until I knew. An unsettling, original page-turner you'll still be thinking about long after you reach the end."
The Wolf Wants In (2019)
"The Wolf Wants In tells the story of a place, and a class of people, often overlooked in fiction. Set in rural Kansas, the novel tackles opioid addiction, murder, poverty, and family loyalty, and McHugh deftly balances the darkness of her subject matter with the hopeful beauty of her writing. Three books in and McHugh keeps getting better and better."
We Are All the Same in the Dark (2020)
"I’m not sure I can put into words how much I loved this book: gorgeous writing, interesting characters, a unique setting, and an unsettling, surprising mystery. At one point, I actually gasped out loud from both the beauty of the writing and the shock of the story. We Are All the Same in the Dark has it all. Everyone needs to put this book on their to-be-read list right now! You can thank me later."
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