GREER HENDRICKS AND SARAH PEKKANEN
SARAH PEKKANEN is the internationally-bestselling author of seven novels (Atria Books), all of which have been People magazine picks, including The Perfect Neighbors (July 2016), hailed by Kirkus as a “compelling, suspenseful tale.” Her books have earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and have been selected as NBC Today show host Hoda Kotb’s “favorite thing” on-air on the Today Show. A former investigative journalist and newspaper features writer and occasional book reviewer for The Washington Post, Sarah’s writing has appeared in publications ranging from USA Today to Publisher’s Weekly. She is the recipient of a Dateline award for magazine feature writing and the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her three sons.
GREER HENDRICKS spent over two decades at Simon & Schuster, most recently as Vice President, Senior Editor at Atria Books. During this time she signed and edited many of the most recognizable names in women’s fiction and nonfiction, including Jennifer Weiner, Marlo Thomas, Jessica Seinfeld, Lauren Weisberger, Emma McLaughlin and Nicole Kraus. Prior to Greer’s tenure in book publishing, she worked at Allure magazine and earned her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. Greer lives in Manhattan with her husband, two children, and very needy dog, Rocky. The Wife Between Us is her first novel.
AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
St. Martin's Press - January 8, 2019
Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.
Praise for an anonymous girl
A 2019 Indie Next Pick
An Apple Books Best of January
A Barnes & Noble Top Fiction Pick
People Magazine Book of the Week
"Slickly twisty [with] gasp-worthy final twists...major league suspense."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Masterfully escalates the suspense...keep[s] the reader guessing until the end. A great follow-up."―Booklist (starred review)
"For those who relished the creepy stalking in Hendricks and Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us, this unnerving tale will have them rethinking what secrets are safe to share and if moral and ethics really matter when protecting the ones you love."―Library Journal (starred review)
“Psychological suspense is a genre that needs to be handled with kid gloves...Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen seem to have mastered the formula...a creepy-crawly tale.”―New York Times Book Review
THE WIFE BETWEEN US
St. Martin’s Press – January 9, 2018
Recently divorced by her wealthy husband, Vanessa lies in bed in her aunt’s apartment in New York City, feeling as if a heavy weight is pinning her there. She has no children, no money, and no real friends. Her entire life was the charismatic, passionate Richard. When she learns he is engaged to the woman with whom he had an affair, Vanessa is shattered. She hears Richard whispering the same sweet things he used to say to her: “I’m going to make you so happy. You are my world.” She pictures her replacement having the family with Richard that Vanessa so desperately wanted. As her obsession spirals, Vanessa begins to track the young, pretty woman who blithely stepped into her marriage. Assessing her. Waiting for the moment when she can do whatever is necessary to stop the wedding.
It is just weeks before Nellie’s wedding to Richard, and every detail is in place. On the surface, Nellie appears to be like many other young women who flock to Manhattan to begin their adult lives. She shares clothes with her roommate and struggles to whittle down her Visa bill and her waistline. But she isn’t as carefree as she tries to appear. In her mind, she calls it “the incident”—a tightly-held secret that forced her to flee Florida and keeps her from walking to her apartment alone late at night. It’s why a baseball bat is propped next to her bed, and three thick locks secure her door. When she meets Richard, who tells her he is newly single, he promises to keep her safe. But then the mysterious phone calls begin. A picture of her that rests on Richard’s nightstand is turned around. And someone cancels her wedding photographer. Nellie becomes haunted by the sense that someone is watching her. Someone who wants to harm her. But who?
Praise for THE WIFE BETWEEN US
An Amazon Best Mystery and Thriller Novel of the Year
A 2018 Indie Next Pick
One of Glamour Magazine's Best Books of 2018
One of Hello Giggles' 19 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018
“A clever thriller with masterful twists.”—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of The Kept Woman
“A fiendishly clever romantic thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.”—Anita Shreve, New York Times bestselling author of The Stars are Fire
“The Wife Between Us delivers a whipsmart, twisty plot in a taut, pacy narrative. It’s terrific and troubling. This is one scary love triangle where you won’t know who to trust. I loved it.”—Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew
“A twisty, mind-bending novel about marriage and betrayal. A gripping plot and fascinating characters; this book will keep you turning the pages and guessing until the very end. A must-read!”—Lauren Weisberger, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
“This amazing story gallops along at breakneck speed, with an ending that smacks you between the eyes and takes your breath away. These authors are destined to become trail blazers in the field of psychological suspense books that explode in your hands!”—Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault
“A page turner and as compelling a read as any I’ve ever read, including Gone Girl. So much great detail with believable characters. A surprising twist that I welcomed when it came. It is really, really smart while also being a great escapist read. I truly had zero idea how it would turn out but was completely satisfied.”—Sue Roegge, Chapter2Books
“Storytelling at its best. Every chapter leaves you wondering where you are going and what is going to happen next. The story twists and turns pulling you in and leaving you wondering how far one woman will go to save another. Excellent read, highly recommend with an unbelievable double whammy ending.”—Della McNamara, Read It Again
“Like a house of mirrors, The Wife Between Us kept me guessing around every corner, delving into the complexities of marriage, friendship and obsession. How the decisions of the past and present affect the future of those involved kept me involved, with the conclusion hitting me like a ton of bricks.”—Javier Ramirez, The Book Table
“A story so well executed–I say it will be the most talked about book next year. If there can be such a thing as a maze of a book or a book that is a maze, this one is it. Outstanding.”—Susan Wasson, Bookworks
“This edge-of-your-seat thriller is FULL of twists and turns…Trust me when I tell you that you have to read this delicious book and the best way to approach it is that you are getting ready to embark on a wild, thrilling, twisty ride and you’ll have no idea where it is all going to end. And you’ll love every single second of the journey!”—Robin Harrison, Chinaberry Books
“A jaw-dropping psychological thriller… Unforgettable twists lead to shocking revelations all the way through the epilogue.“—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Deliciously clever. Great big plot twists: check. Film rights snapped up: check.”—USA Today
“Has already emerged as one of the most popular books of the year, captivating readers with its… shockingly twisty narrative.”—EntertainmentWeekly.com
“The best domestic suspense novel since Gone Girl.”—In Touch Magazine
“Buzzy…. Plot twists abound.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Suspenseful and spring-loaded.”—The Washington Post
“Buckle up, because you won’t be able to put this one down.”—Glamour Magazine
“Twisty, fast, mind-rushing.”—Goop
“Hendricks and Pekkanen have a real knack for plot-spinning, and ‘The Wife Between Us’ unfolds in breathlessly ominous chapters, occasionally pausing for a narrative karate-chop.”—The Seattle Times