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A. J. Banner grew up reading Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, and other masters of love and mystery. She enjoyed sneaking thrillers from her parents' library, which gave her excellent fodder for her novels of psychological suspense, The Good Neighbor, The Twilight Wife, After Nightfall, and her upcoming release, The Poison Garden. The Good Neighbor was a #1 Kindle bestseller for 34 days in a row, and The Twilight Wife became a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller. After Nightfall has been a Kindle bestseller in several categories. Born in India and raised in North America, she always dreamed of writing gripping stories in which nothing is what it seems. She's hard at work on her next novel in her home office overlooking a Pacific N ...more

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A.J. Banner Thank you for this great question! I would love to release a follow-up at some point. I have ideas for different ways to branch off into new novels,…moreThank you for this great question! I would love to release a follow-up at some point. I have ideas for different ways to branch off into new novels, including a follow-up to Jessie's story. Just FYI, while my new release, The Twilight Wife, is also set in the Pacific Northwest (on an island this time), it is not a follow-up to The Good Neighbor.(less)
Average rating: 3.41 · 55,346 ratings · 5,255 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Good Neighbor

3.35 avg rating — 43,837 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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The Twilight Wife

3.59 avg rating — 6,959 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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After Nightfall

3.73 avg rating — 3,335 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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The Poison Garden

3.81 avg rating — 1,215 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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The Night Olivia Fell by Christina  McDonald
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I read this book in paperback, and I loved it! Poignant, heartbreaking, and a gripping mystery with several suspects, The Night Olivia Fell kept me enthralled to the last page.
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All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva
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I just finished this book of short stories, 14 years in the making, and it's absolutely stunning, a remarkable achievement, breathtaking. After reading each story, I had to take a little time to gather myself. I can’t describe the genre: literary, sc ...more
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The Poison Garden by A.J. Banner
"On the eve of her first wedding anniversary, Elise Watters's outwardly perfect life begins to unravel. Still mourning the death of her mother, Elise discovers unsettling things about her husband that threaten her marriage, her safety, and her very..." Read more of this review »
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What an incredible read with twists and turns in every chapter. The book draws the reader into the life of Elise Watter and holds the reader captivated till the very last page. A. J. Banner outdone herself with thi..." Read more of this review »
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Tell No One by Barbara Taylor Sissel
Tell No One
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Told in alternating points of view along parallel lines that eventually intersect in startling ways--like pieces of a puzzle finally fitting together--Tell No One is a layered, complex drama about secrets and lies, love and forgiveness. I read this r ...more
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I'll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie
I'll Never Tell
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A few months ago, I received a galley of this book from the publisher, and I was not disappointed! Here is my endorsement: “Part compelling mystery, part absorbing family drama, I’ll Never Tell is a cleverly crafted, heart-wrenching tale of obsession ...more
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Once a Liar by A.F. Brady
Once a Liar
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Another winner from AF Brady!! I’m amazed at the author's ability to get into the head of a sociopath, depict his skewed view of the world and still and make us care about him. I don’t know how she does it, but she made me empathize with him through ...more
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The Possible World by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
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I bought this novel in hardcover when it first came out, as I loved the image, title, and book description. I was not disappointed. The Possible World is a beautifully written, detailed, ultimately redemptive story that moves back and forth in time f ...more
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“What was the measure of a marriage? These moments of caring and bliss? Or the secrets withheld?”
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“Living well is the best revenge.”
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“Love—mysterious, inexplicable, perhaps self-destructive. I felt bereft without him, like a ghost pretending to live.”
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