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The Death of Us book launch with Lori Rader-Day and Susanna Calkins

“Lori Rader-Day hits it out of the park with The Death of Us, which has everything I love in a suspense thriller: unreliable characters, family secrets and plenty of unexpected twists and turns. Atmospheric and unputdownable, this should be on everyone’s to-read list.” – Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing

One rainy night fifteen years ago, a knock at the door changed Liss Kehoe’s life forever.

On that night, Liss’s lifelong rival Ashley Hay handed over her infant son Callan—and was never heard from again.

Since then, Liss has raised Callan as her own, loving him as fiercely as any mother would. But in the back of her mind, she’s always wondered whether Ashley is still out there somewhere—and feared what might happen if she comes back.

When Ashley does reappear, it’s not in the way Liss expected. After all these years, Ashley’s car has been found… in the quarry pond on Kehoe property. But the discovery of the car dredges up more questions than answers. What really happened on the night of Ashley’s disappearance? Was it a tragic accident, or something far more sinister? Someone in town knows the truth, and they’ll go to great lengths to keep it quiet.

As tensions rise in the small community, Liss must fight to protect her family and keep her own secrets hidden—or risk losing everything she loves.

Lori Rader-Day will be joined in conversation by Susanna Calkins.

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Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar® Award-nominated and Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of The Death of Us, Death at Greenway, The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ festival Midwest Mystery Conference and served as 2019-2020 national president of Sisters in Crime. She teaches creative writing for Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.

Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion series, holds a PhD in history and teaches at the college level. Her historical mysteries have been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha awards, among many others, and The Masque of a Murderer received a Macavity. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons.

 

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1620 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
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The Death of Us: A Novel By Lori Rader-Day Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063293335
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 3rd, 2023

Death Among the Ruins By Susanna Calkins Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9781448306145
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Published: Severn House - June 6th, 2023