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My Favorite Terrible Thing

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The world’s most famous author has vanished. A thrilling hunt of mind games and twisting suspense begins when a detective sees evidence written into her novel.

Detective Nina Travers is so good at her job that she blends in like a benevolent Tom Ripley. She can be anyone. She can be no one. Nina wants to be someone. Her new case will finally get her noticed.

Bestselling author Claire Ross has disappeared from the Hamptons on her wedding day. How tragic that the author of an epic romance that captured the heart, soul, and imagination of the world should suddenly vanish on the happiest day of her life. Claire’s distraught family and friends, her mystified fiancé, and her zealous online fans all have their theories—from the sinister to the hopeful. Nina’s job is to find the truth, and she’s pursuing an angle that no one else has explored. She’s looking for a trail of clues in Claire’s novel.

Reading between its haunting lines, Nina follows a spiraling path of secret love, obsession, and death. What Nina finds is so shocking even she never saw it coming.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A not-to-be-missed triumph." - Liv Constantine

"A twisty, evocative novel from a gifted writer with a smart, fresh voice. I loved it!" - Sarah Pekkanen

"My Favorite Terrible Thing is one of my favorite books of the year! Insightful, emotional, and utterly surprising, I devoured this deeply psychological novel in one sitting and immediately wanted to read it again. Madeleine Henry is brilliant!" - Wendy Walker

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