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Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have co-authored seven books:

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, about a man who keeps reliving the same day as he tries to save the love of his life. (Out July 14, 2020)

THE TWO LILA BENNETTS, about a woman whose life is split into two. Literally.

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT, about three estranged friends who go to Mexico and one of them disappears.

THE GOOD WIDOW, about a wife who learns that nothing is as it seems: not her marriage, her husband…or his death.

THE YEAR WE TURNED FORTY, about three best friends who get the chance to re-live the year that dramatically changed the course of their lives.

THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS, about a woman who discovers she can literally rewrite her fate on Facebook.

YOUR PERFECT LIFE, about two childhood bes
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Thank you! GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT was inspired by a trip we took to Tulum in Mexico. We like to see our suspense novels in gorgeous locations. We fi…more
Hi Tara!

Thank you! GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT was inspired by a trip we took to Tulum in Mexico. We like to see our suspense novels in gorgeous locations. We find the juxtaposition of the serene setting against the dark mystery only adds to the mystery. What could go wrong in such a beautiful place? Hint: A lot!

We traveled there in the fall of 2016 and while we sipped margaritas (needed to research the taste so we could describe them well!) we plotted the book. We also visited Chichen itza, the Mayan ruins, and you’ll find that location in the novel as well.

We are lucky to take research trips together as we are longtime friends. (We travelers to Maui for THE GOOD WIDOW.) It is a lot of
fun to “research” the taste of the food, the color of the sand, the feel of the bath water warm ocean. But it is also necessary to get into the mindset of our characters. To imagine the things that could happen to them. To think up the situations that will cause them to be conflicted. To imagine what could go wrong...

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Lisa Steinke There are so many books I want to read this summer! I had the pleasure of reading early copies of some much anticipated novels such as EVERY LAST LIE …moreThere are so many books I want to read this summer! I had the pleasure of reading early copies of some much anticipated novels such as EVERY LAST LIE by Mary Kubica (amazing!) and THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris (I didn't think she could top BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, but she did!) and THE LYING GAME by Ruth Ware (riveting!).

I'm very excited to read these buzzy books this summer: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable, The Address by Fiona Davis and Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan.

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The Year We Turned Forty

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Girls' Night Out

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The Status of All Things

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The Two Lila Bennetts

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The Good Widow

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How to Save a Life

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I'll Have Who She's Having

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The D Word

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Best Books of The Month: May Edition

Does it feel like Groundhog Day at your house? A little ironic since our July release, HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, is a about a man living the same day over and over. Art imitating life? Maybe. Click here to read more and pre-order for only $3.99!

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He closes his eyes, tries to fix in his mind the feeling of his father’s arms around him, his scent, the rhythm of his gait, laboring under his burden.
I loved this beautiful, tender moment between Paul and Clyde. I think the chapters that are written from Paul’s point of view are particularly moving—the author does such a wonderful job capturing his innocence, his curiosity, and his unquestioning love and admiration for his father. She also makes it clear that despite outward appearances, and the opinion of others, Paul is a gifted, complex, and intelligent young man. She makes us care about him deeply, and she also perfectly captures these quiet moments between father and son that are simple yet meaningful.
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There are a few ants running around nearby, just crazy ants, harmless, the ones that change direction every few steps, like they have no idea where they’re going.
There are so many of these sentences—these images—especially striking in its odd staccato, which Claire often uses to adjust the tenor of a moment or idea, and also to characterize Paul and define a mood. The night itself is eerily still, but Paul’s mind moves along with the micro journeys of ants, jaggedly and unexpectedly, and this is often how Claire brings action, and some amount of suspense, to an otherwise quiet scene. The larger story plays with scope beautifully, too—tracing the texture of a couch, and then of a kidnapping—but there are a couple of these more startling, smaller ...more
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“She can kill with a smile She can wound with her eyes She can ruin your faith with her casual lies And she only reveals what she wants you to see She hides like a child But she’s always a woman to me —Billy Joel”
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