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Kate White

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Kate White is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels of suspense: seven Bailey Weggins mysteries and five psychological thrillers, including The Secrets You Keep. Her next suspense novel, Such a Perfect Wife, will be published on May 7, 2019.

For fourteen years she served as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2012 to concentrate full time on being an author and speaker.

Kate is also the editor of the acclaimed Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the fields top-selling authors.

Like many female mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book,
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Eyes on You

3.14 avg rating — 7,131 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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The Secrets You Keep

3.49 avg rating — 5,941 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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The Sixes

3.55 avg rating — 3,863 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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If Looks Could Kill (Bailey...

3.62 avg rating — 3,678 ratings — published 2002 — 25 editions
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Hush

3.47 avg rating — 3,598 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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A Body to Die For (Bailey W...

3.67 avg rating — 3,033 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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'Til Death Do Us Part (Bail...

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Over Her Dead Body (Bailey ...

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The Wrong Man

3.52 avg rating — 2,762 ratings — published 2015 — 12 editions
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Such a Perfect Wife

3.58 avg rating — 2,659 ratings — published 2019 — 12 editions
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I hope youre having a good end of winter. Its a pretty scary time, isnt it, with the coronavirus impacting so many people around the world? 

This is also a big transition time for me. Ill be leaving Uruguay, where my husband and I live in the winter, and headed to the U.S. in late March. Im looking forward to my return, handing in the suspense novel that Ive been working on here (when I wasnt t...

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I LOVED this novel. It's clever, imaginative, incredibly creative, and stunning. At first you think it's just a really good read, but when all the pieces come together, it takes your breath away.
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This is a terrific non-fiction book by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who was undaunted in his attempt to expose Harvey Weinstein. It reads like a thriller, and I couldn't put it down. You are just so grateful journalists like Farrow ...more
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The plot in a nutshell: Tancred Housea stately manor set in a strange and artificial forest in Englandis home to Davina Flory, aging celebrity writer. Until, that is, the night of March twelfth, when person or persons
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“If you had a daily printout from the brain of an average twenty-four-year-old male, it would probably go like this: sex, need coffee, sex, traffic, sex, sex, what an asshole, sex, ham sandwich, sex, sex, etc”
Kate White, How to Set His Thighs on Fire: 86 Red-Hot Lessons on Love, Life, Men, and (Especially) Sex
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“Leave a silence alone, no matter how awkward it felt. Invariably the other person filled it, often with something unexpected.”
Kate White, The Sixes

“your passion doesn’t have to be utterly precise. Perhaps, for starters, you just feel an urge to work with kids or organize things, or create a website. Start with an instinct, tease it into different directions”
Kate White, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know

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“At forty-one, he was still the quintessential bad boy—charming, at ease in his skin, and great-looking, with deep blue eyes, slicked-back brown hair, and the kind of full, sensuous mouth that bad boys seemed to have an unfair market on.”
Kate White, Eyes on You

“Well, be careful,” she said, her words deliberate. She quickly twisted her head, as if making certain no one was behind her. When she turned back around, her green eyes were hard and filled with hate. “Because wouldn’t it be terrible if you slipped and hurt yourself?”
Kate White, Eyes on You

“I closed the door and sank into my desk chair. My heart was pounding even harder. I felt like someone who had just staggered out of her car after an accident on a freeway. This was different from the cockroach and the books and the Barbie. I’d been injured. Someone had tried to physically harm me.”
Kate White, Eyes on You

“She had her sonar continually set for excuses to entertain, to bring together influential and powerful people in a mix that hummed, sizzled, throbbed, and sometimes burst into flames. But I was delighted to be her excuse tonight.”
Kate White, Eyes on You

“I studied his face, and as I did, I realized that he was studying me, our thoughts tangling in mid-air for a moment.”
Kate White, Eyes on You

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