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Vanessa Lillie

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Vanessa Lillie is originally from Miami (Mi-am-MUH), Oklahoma, and studied English at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO, before moving to Washington, D.C. While there, she was lucky enough to join the local chapter of Romance Writers of America and credits much of what she knows about thriller writing to romance authors.

Now living in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband and dinosaur aficionado four-year-old son, she's smitten with the smallest state, and enjoys organizing book events and literary happenings in the city's robust creative community.

Genres: Mystery
Vanessa Lillie recommends
Derailed (2020)
(Kelly Pruett Mystery, book 1)
Mary Keliikoa
"DERAILED is a fantastic mystery debut featuring private eye Kelly Pruett, who is one smart and tough mother. Mary Keliikoa has created a compelling new PI series with twists, turns and lots of heart."
The House of the Rising Sun (2020)
Richard Cox
"Has a literary sensibility with a thriller's premise and pacing while exploring vital questions within post-apocalyptic America."
Hurry Home (2020)
Roz Nay
"Compelling and unsettling, Hurry Home is a twisted tale of sisterhood and deftly explores how we may be done with the past, but it's almost never done torturing us."
Don't Ever Forget (2020)
(Adler and Dwyer, book 1)
Matthew Farrell
"Fans of fast-paced thrillers will be engrossed in this propulsive page-turner that expertly delves into memory, crimes of the past, and terrors that haunt us our whole lives."
Call Me Elizabeth Lark (2021)
Melissa Colasanti
"Call Me Elizabeth Lark is everything I love about thrillers: strong voice, complex characters with lots of family secrets, and so many twists I couldn’t put the book down. Don’t miss this fascinating and expertly told thriller exploring the truth and lies among mothers, sisters and wives."
Lies We Bury (2021)
Elle Marr
"Dark and compelling, Elle Marr has written another atmospheric and twisted thriller that you don’t want to miss. Lies We Bury delves into the darkest of pasts and explores the fascinating tension between moving on and revenge. This is a fly-through-the-pages thriller."
Ruby Falls (2021)
Deborah Goodrich Royce
"Ruby Falls is a fantastic combination of a sweeping Hollywood story folded into a twisty thriller. Fans of Rebecca will be enthralled with how the classic story is woven into the masterful plot of Ruby Falls."
The Darkest Flower (2021)
(Allison Barton, book 1)
Kristin Wright
"PTA presidents and poison don’t usually mix, but they’re the perfect blend in Kristin Wright’s fantastic thriller debut The Darkest Flower. Wright has created a propulsive legal thriller with plenty of juicy secrets to uncover behind those perfect picket fences. The Darkest Flower is Desperate Housewives meets Big Little Lies, and you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough."
I Don't Forgive You (2021)
Aggie Blum Thompson
"The truth won't stay hidden, even in the leafy suburbs of Washington D.C. in the fast-paced and riveting debut, I Don't Forgive You by Aggie Thompson. Life in the Capitol is richly drawn as the propulsive plot rockets the reader through dark secrets that won't stay hidden and shocking twists that reveal things can always, always get worse."
The Family Plot (2021)
Megan Collins
"The Family Plot is true crime meets house of horrors with incredibly twisted & fascinating characters. All the complicated family dynamics and vivid writing you expect from a Megan Collins thriller, but with a true crime twist. I could not put it down!"
Lacie's Secrets (2022)
Tullan Holmqvist and Teresa Sorkin
"Don't miss the enthralling Lacie's Secrets, another compelling thriller from Sorkin and Holmqvist. Set in a summer home off the coast of Maine, the sprawling estate becomes the harbinger of secrets, old and new, leading to shocking twists and haunting turns."

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