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GIRLS' NIGHT OUT, about three estranged friends who go to Mexico and one of them disappears. (Lake Union, July 24th, 2018)

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

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, is out now. (Atria Books.)

THE STATUS OF ALL THINGS, about a woman who discovers she can literally rewrite her fate on Facebook, is out now. (Atria Books.)

YOUR PERFECT LIFE, about two childhood best friends who wake up the morning after their 20th high school reunion to discover they've switched bodies is out now. (Atria Books.)

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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…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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