Kelly Simmons

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My fifth novel WHERE SHE WENT will be published in the fall of 2019! It also sold in an audio auction (sounds noisy, doesn't it??) and is already gleaning interest from TV/film pre-publication. So please cross your ✌ or even 🙏 with me! I accept all good wishes and 🍀 and good juju! In the meantime I hope you'll add THE FIFTH OF JULY to your 'wanna read' stack. Or my best-selling book, ONE MORE DAY to your shopping bag, maybe?

My books have been applauded by bestselling authors like Megan Abbott, Caroline Leavitt, and Sarah Pekkanen. They've been hailed as "great titles for book groups who love strong female characters" by the Library Journal. Publishers Weekly called my first novel, Standing Still "An electrifying debut" in its starred revie
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“Simmons brilliantly draws readers into the family’s pervasive cloud of suspicion and distrust.” – Shelf Awareness


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Reading Group Guide for ONE MORE DAY (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Some questions to guide the discussion of the book being called a cross between 'Gone Girl' and 'The Returned.' And hailed as "the perfect choice for a book club looking for a page-turner." by Adult Librarian News & Reviews
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Catherine Stine Hi, Kelly,
Good to see you here.
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