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Two New Books

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I’ll have two new books in stores before you know it.

THE WIFE, out January 23 in the US, is about a wife torn between defending her husband and saving herself after two women level troubling accusations against her husband. As you read, you might be reminded of other wives thrown under the harsh glare of a spotlight because of their husband’s scandals, but Angela Powell has an especially powerful motive to protect her husband, Jason, a brilliant economist and cultural lightning rod. For Angela, marriage was a chance to start a new life. Her loyalty threatens to unearth a tragic past that she has tried desperately to bury.

In the meantime, EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, the fourth book in the Under Suspicion series, will be out November 7. Sharing this series with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark has been an honor and a blast as a writer, and this book is especially close to my heart. Laurie Moran and her Under Suspicion team are investigating the unsolved Met Gala murder—in which a wealthy widow was pushed to her death from Met’s rooftop during its star-studded party of the year. As some of you know, my husband works at the Met, so you might find a fun Easter egg or two waiting on the pages.

I hope you’ll allow both Angela and Laurie to keep you company this fall and winter. You can learn more about the books, and pre-order, here (The Wife) and here (Every Breath You Take).

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LIVE Google Hangout with Alafair to help end violence against women

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Alafair will participate in a LIVE Google Hangout to support The Pixel Project, which works to end violence against women. To “hangout” with Alafair on Sunday, September 10, 9 PM EST, 6 PM PST, just go to this link. You can also donate to the Pixel Project and get terrific book perks, including a set of signed books from Alafair.

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THE EX is an Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel

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I am beyond thrilled that THE EX has been nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. The Edgar Award, named for Edgar Allan Poe, is awarded by The Mystery Writers of America to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater. This is especially delicious news, because so many of my talented, supportive friends are also nominated this year.

Winners will be announced on April 26 at a banquet in New York City. That’s going to be quite the party!

You can see the full list of nominees here.

In other EX-related news, THE EX was also named a Best Book of 2016 by the Boston Globe and a biggest thriller of 2016 by Book Bub.

And the New England Law Review selected THE EX to serve as its centerpiece for an upcoming symposium, “The Novelization of the Criminal Justice System and its Effect on Pop Culture.” Open to public, Feb 9, 4-6 pm, 154 Stuart St, Boston, Mass.

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Finally, THE EX will be out in paperback on January 31! Find links to order in the format of your choice here.

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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER: In stores November 15!

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I am thrilled to announce that THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER — the third installment in the Under Suspicion series, co-authored with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark — will be out November 15. You can pre-order from your favorite retailer.

If you’ve read the series, you know the premise: Laurie Moran is the producer of Under Suspicion, a television show that re-investigates cold cases by re-enacting the events of the case with the cooperation of suspects who were never arrested or charged, but who have lived for years under a shadow of suspicion. In her latest case, Laurie enters new territory when she agrees to cover the killing of famed philanthropist, Hunter Raleigh III.

Initially, the media called Hunter’s fiance, Casey Carter, “The Sleeping Beauty” because she claimed to be in a deep sleep at the time of his murder. But when police discovered evidence to contradict her story, she was convicted of manslaughter and served fifteen years for the crime. Casey claims to this day that she was wrongly convicted.

When Casey is finally released from prison, she finds that she is still living “under suspicion.” She hears whispers at the store. She can’t get a job. Even her own mother treats her like she’s guilty. Her story attracts the attention of Laurie and her team—it’s Casey’s last chance to finally clear her name, and Laurie pledges to exonerate her.

Mary and I are having so much fun with this series. Laurie is such a smart, capable, likeable woman, surrounded by a terrific cast of characters, both at home and at work: her retired NYPD father, Leo; her young son, Timmy, who lost his father to a violent crime; her loyal assistant producer, Jerry, and assistant, Grace, who provide much needed comedic relief from their tough cases; her demanding boss, Brett; and, of course, Alex, whose role in Laurie’s life is….a work in progress.

If you haven’t taken the plunge into the series, I hope you will. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER is a great place to start, but if you like to read in order, start with THE CINDERELLA MURDER and then move on to ALL DRESSED IN WHITE. I hope you’ll be hooked! I know I am.

Pre-order THE SLEEPING BEAUTY KILLER now.

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On the Road with THE EX

By Alafair Burke

That’s right. I’m on a whirlwind cross country trip with THE EX!

Not my ex. THE EX, as in my latest novel.

Here I am in Portland, Oregon, chatting with AM Northwest about late-night cyberstalking, the dogs (natch), and THE EX. Are you reading yet?

Hope to see you on the road! If you can’t see me in person, you can order signed books from stores listed here.

Happy reading!

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THE EX: Some relationships belong in the past

By Alafair Burke

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I’m so excited for you all to read my eleventh novel, THE EX, out January 26 in the US, February 2 in the UK. If you have a US mailing address, I’d love to send a small gift to anyone who orders the book by January 26. Three lucky readers will win signed copies of the the entire Ellie Hatcher series! To claim your thank-you gift, just fill out this short form.

Everyone has an ex. Correction: not an ex. The ex, the one you find yourself thinking about during the most unlikely moments. For some, the ex is the great love who got away. Or the one who made it hard to trust again. Or the one who makes you feel ashamed.

For Olivia Randall, the ex is her former fiancé, Jack Harris. A tragic decision she made twenty years earlier didn’t just break their engagement; it led to disastrous consequences she tries not to think about. But Jack re-enters her life in a big, surprising way when his young daughter calls her for help. Jack’s been arrested for a triple homicide. Olivia is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in New York City and knows Jack could not have committed the terrible acts he’s accused of.

For Olivia, helping Jack is a way to turn back the clock and try to absolve herself of two decades of guilt. But as the evidence against her client mounts, she wonders whether her memories of Jack and their relationship have been distorted by her own remorse. How well did she ever really know him?

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“With an all-too-real mass shooting in a richly-observed Manhattan as its springboard, The Ex is an expertly crafted, intricately woven novel that is as emotionally complex as it is riveting.” — Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her

“Intriguing, suspenseful, compelling, insightful, surprising, and thoroughly satisfying — The Ex is a great read.” — Chris Pavone, The Accident and The Expats

“Strong characters and a plot that’s handled deftly, despite its complexities, show Burke at the top of her game here. This is a compelling legal thriller with a strong emotional component grounded in a solid rational base, with a final twist to boot.” — Library Journal, starred review

“Features smooth, engaging writing; a sharp, funny edge; and characters worth investing in. Burke has created some memorable female protagonists over the years, but Olivia might be the cream of the crop.” — Kirkus

“Gripping…. Olivia makes an appealingly bold protagonist…. Burke keeps the suspense high throughout, prying open mysteries of relationships and perception.” — Publishers Weekly

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Let Me Send You a Thank You Gift

By Alafair Burke

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You’ve survived the hordes of shoppers battling for the last…deeply discounted something we won’t remember next year.

If you’re ready to start thinking about a little present for yourself, THE EX will be out January 26 in the US and February 2 in the UK. If my publisher would let me, I’d send everyone on the mailing list a free copy, but they tell me that’s not how they run a business.

But as a tiny gesture of my gratitude,I do have a small gift for those of you who show early support for the book by pre-ordering a copy.
See the pretty keychain? (I’m allowed to say it’s awesome because I have nothing to do with the outsides of the book.) I’d like to send you one!
To claim your nifty trinket, just pre-order a copy of THE EX from your favorite retailer by January 26, and then, for each copy purchased, fill out this handy dandy form* by February 7th. And because some gifts are bigger than others, I’ll also pick three names at random to win signed copies of the entire Ellie Hatcher series (five books, y’all!).

Want to know about the insides? Well, it all starts when New York City criminal defense attorney Olivia Randall gets a phone call telling her that her former fiance is in trouble. Not like he was rude to the wrong person kind of trouble, but SERIOUS trouble–arrested for a triple homicide.

How far would you go to help an ex? Turns out Olivia would go pretty far, and then more things happen.

That’s my elevator pitch. (I should probably practice before the book comes out, huh?) Fortunately, I can quote other people who have good things to say about THE EX:

“With an all-too-real mass shooting in a richly-observed Manhattan as its springboard, The Ex is an expertly crafted, intricately woven novel that is as emotionally complex as it is riveting.” –Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her

THE EX is “intriguing, suspenseful, compelling, insightful, surprising, and thoroughly satisfying. A great read.” –Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident

12359821_10153396545442672_8425122075527295808_nTHE EX is “gripping” with “an appealingly bold protagonist…Burke keeps the suspense high throughout, prying open mysteries of relationships and perception.” –Publishers Weekly

THE EX “features smooth, engaging writing; a sharp, funny edge; and characters worth investing in. Burke has created some memorable female protagonists over the years, but Olivia might be the cream of the crop.” –Kirkus

Plus Cosmopolitan named THE EX one of the best winter Cosmo Reads!

In the meantime, I’m working on the next Hatcher novel. So far, she’s still alive. (I’m kidding! Actually, I’m not kidding, but you know what I mean.)

Happy holidays, and happy reading!

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It’s Raining Reviews!

By Alafair Burke

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Early reviews are in for my eleventh novel, THE EX.

“Who cares?” you say? “I want to know what it’s about.”

Hey, thanks for asking. It’s about Olivia Randall, a New York City defense attorney who has to face some old demons when her ex-fiance gets himself into some deep, deep trouble.

If your ex was in danger, how far would you go to save him or her? That’s a theme I’ll be talking about a lot once the book’s out.

“Who cares what it’s about?” you say? “Tell me about the reviews!”

Publishers Weekly calls it “gripping” with “an appealingly bold protagonist…Burke keeps the supsense high throughout, prying open mysteriest of relationships and perception.” Kirkus agrees, saying it “features smooth, engaging writing; a sharp, funny edge; and characters worth investing in. Burke has created some memorable female protagonists over the years, but Olivia might be the cream of the crop.”

The cream of the crop, people! That’s some good cream. Not that I read reviews or anything.

Learn more about THE EX here. And while you’re at it, why not pre-order a copy? Be sure to save your receipt, because my publisher will soon be unlocking the details of a fun pre-order promotion. Yep, “unlock” was a clue. Stay tuned for details!

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