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L.A. Detwiler is a USA TODAY bestselling author and high school English teacher from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. During her final year at Mount Aloysius College, she started writing her first fiction novel, which was published in 2015. She has also written articles that have appeared in several womens publications and websites. L.A. Detwiler lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad. They have five cats and a mastiff named Henry.

Her debut thriller with Avon Books/HarperCollins, The Widow Next Door, was a USA TODAY Bestseller. The One Who Got Away releases February 19th with One More Chapter/HarperCollins, and The Diary of a Serial Killer's Daughter releases March 12, 2020.
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This twisted book is one that will haunt you long after you close it.

This dark tale tells the story of a couple going on the trip of their dreams. However, when they meet another couple on the train, they are forced down a sinister path that will
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The One Who Got Away by L.A. Detwiler
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This book came into my life at the perfect time. I was feeling unmotivated and lacking enthusiasm. Rachel Hollis's book helped me change my attitude and get re-motivated to chase all of my dreams.

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This disturbing, horrifying read is one that will stick with me for a long time.

I flew through the pages from the very beginning. The distinct voice of the narrator, a simple yet engaging syntax, and a chilling idea sucked me into this book.

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“Sometimes I think the human brain really is a wonder – it protects us from things that are too painful. It makes us forget even the beautiful moments so we don’t have to endure the feelings of loss.”
L.A. Detwiler, The Widow Next Door

“Old age is much worse than anyone could prepare me for. It’s much sadder, emptier, darker.”
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“When you get to a certain age, it’s almost impossible to tell what is your own original thought and what you’ve heard from someone else.”
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