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Mindy Mejia

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Mindy Mejia was born and raised in a small-town-turned-suburb in the Twin Cities area. She received a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from Hamline University. Other than brief interludes in Iowa City and Galway, she's lived and worked in Minnesota her entire life.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
   The Dragon Keeper (2012)
   Everything You Want Me to Be (2017)
     aka The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman
   Leave No Trace (2018)
   Strike Me Down (2020)
   To Catch a Storm (2023)
   A World of Hurt (2024)
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Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2019) : Leave No Trace

Mindy Mejia recommends
Northwoods (2024)
Amy Pease
"Through vivid settings and unforgettable characters, Amy Pease shatters the peaceful illusion of upper Midwest resort towns. I couldn't get enough of Sheriff Marge North, a woman whose emotions are a vital asset to her job, and her son, Eli, whose buried trauma makes investigating a murder nearly impossible. NORTHWOODS is much more than a crime novel. It's a story of how the world breaks us and yet sometimes, if we're lucky, offers us a path forward. A debut not to be missed!"
The Wild Between Us (2023)
Amy Hagstrom
"Revolving between two search and rescue missions fifteen years apart in the Marble Lake wilderness, like two points of gravitational pull, The Wild Between Us explores the depths of guilt, secrets, and the unbearable weight of time in the face of tragedy. This immersive thriller had me riveted from the first page. Do not miss Amy Hagstrom's exceptional debut!"
Behind the Lies (2023)
Maren Cooper
"Corporate intrigue meets domestic drama in Maren Cooper's debut thriller. Secrets, lies, and fraud make this a fast-paced and suspenseful read. A great debut!"
Just Stay Away (2023)
Tony Wirt
"Cancel your plans and find a good chair because once you start Just Stay Away, you won't be able to stop. A psychological game of cat and mouse evolves between a writer and his daughter's creepy new friend in this superbly plotted, fantastically immersive domestic thriller. From the characters to the writing to the pitch-perfect ending, Wirt delivers on every level."
This is How We End Things (2023)
R J Jacobs
"Experiments in deception turn deadly in this superb dark academic thriller by RJ Jacobs. With an intriguing cast of characters, all with secrets of their own, ever-ratcheting, pitch-perfect tension, and a killer on the loose, I could not read This is How We End Things fast enough. This is one addictive book."
Have You Seen Her (2023)
Catherine McKenzie
"Sleeping with the Enemy meets Free Solo in the latest hypnotically immersive thriller by Catherine McKenzie. In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, with nods to our current true crime obsession, Have You Seen Her is a stunner. I couldn't read it fast enough."

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