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A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal.
Catherine, no last name, doesn’t bury the dead. She rescues the living—from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Her darknet-based witness protection program, the Burial Society, is the last hope for people who desperately need to disappear. Catherine takes care of them and provides new identities. She is effective and efficient—until she discovers that her slipup may have compromised a client, maybe even killed her. Powerless to help without exposing her shadowy profession, Catherine makes a drastic move.
With her covert service relocated to Paris, Catherine’s done her best to move on. But when a dark part of her past suddenly appears in the City of Light, she refuses to run—and her life takes a harrowing turn.
Using all the tricks of her unusual trade, Catherine weaves her way through a dangerous landscape of treachery, infidelity, paranoia, and secrets that bind as deeply as blood. But the evil of the enemy she’s pursuing runs deeper still—to the bone. And even Catherine’s most cunning skills may not be enough to save herself.
Praise for The Burial Society
“A complex but strangely exciting thriller.”—Booklist
“A deeply unsettling, compulsively entertaining Rubik’s Cube of a novel . . . Every time you think you’ve unlocked the puzzle, Nina Sadowsky introduces a new twist that makes you start guessing all over again.”—Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog and The Marriage Pact
“The Burial Society is a twisty, ever-deeper, can’t-let-go read! The heroine can trust no one as she struggles to help abused and endangered women in a world of secrets and shadows. . . . A dynamite psychological thriller by a new master of the genre.”—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Darkness
“Addicting and chilling . . . a smart, sophisticated, terrifying trip to the City of Light.”—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series
In this underwhelming psychological thriller from Sadowsky (Just Fall), 18-year-old Natalie Burrows finds her father, Brian, slain in the family's Paris apartment. The police assume that a robber did the deed, but Natalie and her 21-year-old brother, Jake, remain unconvinced and launch their own investigations. Meanwhile, Brian's murder catches the attention of a mysterious figure identified only as Catherine, who helps troubled women vanish and start over. Three years earlier, Brian's adulterous wife, Mallory, began receiving anonymous threats. Mallory was already considering leaving Brian for her lover, so she reached out to Catherine for assistance. Before they could meet, Mallory went missing and is now presumed dead. Mallory's disappearance still haunts Catherine particularly now that Mallory's children are orphans so, to ease her guilt and satisfy her curiosity, Catherine assumes an alias and endeavors to determine whether both spouses were killed by the same person. Ill-defined stakes and a dearth of action sap tension, while clich d characters with a penchant for melodrama rob the story of emotional heft.