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Laura McHugh

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Laura McHugh's debut novel, The Weight of Blood, won an International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and a Silver Falchion Award for Best First Novel: Literary Suspense. The Weight of Blood was named a best book of the year by BookPage, the Kansas City Star, and the Sunday Times (UK), and was a GoodReads Choice Awards nominee for Best Mystery and Best Debut. Her second novel, Arrowood, will be published in 2016.

McHugh lives in Missouri with her husband and children.

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Laura McHugh Sure! Thank you for reading TWOB--I'm so glad you liked it! The pub date for the next book isn't set yet, though it should be in 2015. The working…moreSure! Thank you for reading TWOB--I'm so glad you liked it! The pub date for the next book isn't set yet, though it should be in 2015. The working title is Arrowood.

When she was six years old, Arden witnessed the kidnapping of her two little sisters from the front yard of their grand old home on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The fractured Arrowood family moved away, and Arden never fully recovered from the loss of her sisters, who were never found. Twenty years later, she is back in the old family home, faced with evidence that she might have been wrong about what she saw on that terrible day long ago. If she can't trust her own memory, what else was she wrong about? What really happened to the Arrowood twins?

The book is similar in tone to TWOB, dark and suspenseful, and is set in the crumbling grandeur of a small Iowa town on the banks of the Mississippi River. I hope you will enjoy it!(less)
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Arrowood: A Novel

My second novel, ARROWOOD, will be out July 5th in the US and June 16th in the UK. I will be giving away some ARCs in the near future! :)

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More of Laura's books…
“...my mom always telling me that a man with clean nails hides his dirt on the inside.”
Laura McHugh, The Weight of Blood

“You grow up feeling the weight of blood, of family. There's no forsaking kin. But you can't help when kin forsakes you or when strangers come to be family.”
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“I took in the thick night air, the sweet smell of honeysuckle, the chirping of frogs, to impress the moment in the folds of my memory, preserve it like a flower between pages of a book. To remember: This is how it feels to be happy.”
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Laura Jennifer wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am reading your novel, The Weight of Blood, and I can't say enough good things about it and I am not even halfway through. :-)"

Thank you, Jennifer! I'm happy to hear that you like it so far! Thank you for reading the book and for taking the time to message me. :)


Jennifer Thank you for accepting my friend request! I am reading your novel, The Weight of Blood, and I can't say enough good things about it and I am not even halfway through. :-)


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