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Publisher Description

“An eerie and gripping tale of suspense….A triumph.”
—Boston Globe

A stunning and chilling thriller from the author of the New York Times bestseller Island of Lost Girls that further burnishes her reputation as "One of the brightest new stars of literary suspense" (Los Angeles Times online). 

When Henry, Tess, Winnie, and Suz form the Compassionate Dismantlers in college, the first rule of their manifesto is, "To understand the nature of a thing, it must be taken apart." But their penchant for acts of meaningful vandalism and elaborate, often dangerous pranks results in Suz's death in the woods of Vermont—a tragedy the surviving Dismantlers decide to cover up.

Nearly a decade later, Henry and Tess are desperate to forget, but their guilt isn't ready to let them go. When a mysterious Dismantler-style postcard drives a past prank victim to suicide, it sets off a chain of terrifying events that threatens to tear apart their world and engulf their inquisitive nine-year-old daughter, Emma. Is there someone who wants to reveal their secrets? Or is it possible Suz has found a way to enact revenge?

Full of white-knuckle tension with deeply human characters caught in circumstances beyond their control, Jennifer McMahon's enthralling story proves that she is a master at weaving the fear of the supernatural with the stark realities of life.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 16
HarperCollins e-books

Customer Reviews

xxangi3dxx ,


Great book, hard to put it down

Done forever ,

Creepy Good

I haven't given a 5 star rating in a long time! Jennifer's imagination & painting the detailed scenes are excellent. I liked "Island of Lost Girls", too. Will be reading her others, as well.

chubschops ,

Surprised even me!

Loved it from beginning to end. I have read many books like this and as I read books like this, usually I am able to unravel the hidden surprises before the story even tells you. However, with this book, just when I thought I had all the pieces of the puzzle put together- I discovered I had it all wrong. If you enjoy Gillian Flynn or "reconstructing Amelia", definitely pick this one up.

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