Author: Leah Konen
A woman in search of a fresh start is about to get more than she bargained for in this twisty and addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Couple Next Door. Lucy King is desperate for escape: from a dangerous relationship, a city she can no longer call home, and a past she just wants to forget. Fleeing Brooklyn with little more than a suitcase and her trusty dog, she heads to rustic, charming Woodstock, New York, eager to lose herself in a quiet, anonymous life where her ex can never find her. But when she meets Vera and John, the alluring couple next door, their friendship proves impossible to resist. Just as Lucy starts to think the worst is behind her, the couple delivers a staggering bombshell: They, too, need to escape their troubles--and the only way they can begin their new life is if Lucy helps them fake John's death. Afraid to lose her newfound support system--and still panicked about her ex--Lucy reluctantly conspires with them to stage an "accidental" death on a hike nearby. It's just one little lie to the police, after all, and she knows a thing or two about the importance of fresh starts. But what begins as an elaborate ruse turns all too real when John turns up dead in the woods the morning after their hike. Now Lucy must figure out who she can trust and who's pulling the strings of her tenuous new life . . . before she takes the fall for murder.