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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “This book is every suspense lover’s dream and it kept me up way too late turning pages. . . . A novel with crazy twists and turns that will have you ditching your Friday night plans for more chapters.”—Reese Witherspoon

A backpacking trip has deadly consequences in this
“eerie psychological thriller . . . with alluring locales, Hitchcockian tension, and possibly the best pair of female leads since Thelma and Louise” (BookPage), from the bestselling author of The Lost Night and The Herd.

A Marie Claire Book Club Pick • Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year by Oprah Daily, BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Journal, and CrimeReads

Emily is having the time of her life—she’s in the mountains of Chile with her best friend, Kristen, on their annual reunion trip, and the women are feeling closer than ever. But on the last night of the trip, Emily enters their hotel suite to find blood and broken glass on the floor. Kristen says the cute backpacker she brought back to their room attacked her, and she had no choice but to kill him in self-defense. Even more shocking: The scene is horrifyingly similar to last year’s trip, when another backpacker wound up dead. Emily can’t believe it’s happened again—can lightning really strike twice?

Back home in Wisconsin, Emily struggles to bury her trauma, diving headfirst into a new relationship and throwing herself into work. But when Kristen shows up for a surprise visit, Emily is forced to confront their violent past. The more Kristen tries to keep Emily close, the more Emily questions her motives. As Emily feels the walls closing in on their cover-ups, she must reckon with the truth about her closest friend. Can Emily outrun the secrets she shares with Kristen, or will they destroy her relationship, her freedom—even her life?

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 3
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Stephlee03 ,

Slow start, strong finish

I was excited to read this book as it had been suggested to me. It took awhile for the book to pick up but the story ended up being extremely captivating. I enjoyed it thoroughly

Miffed in Dallas ,

Could be better

Pretty amateurish. Had a hard time getting through it

Fastprof ,

Great Buildup, Chaotic Confusing Resolution

I really liked the careful rendition of the codependent relationship between these two women. This I say even though how Emily behaved in the two confrontations (no spoiler here) was illogical and self-defeating. But I was very disappointed in the way that was resolved in such a confusing preposterous way. And the last few lines of the book seem like something thrown in without foundation, really.

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