A compelling mystery . . . I read it in a single sitting' HAYLEY SCRIVENOR, author of No. 1 bestsellerDirt Town
'Gripping . . . an ending I never saw coming' ANA REYES, author ofThe House in the Pines 'A true page-turning mystery. I adored it' CHRIS WHITAKER, author ofWe Begin at the End ________
On a hot August day, Lauren Ballard mysteriously vanished from her home, leaving signs of a violent struggle.
Sixteen years on, still haunted by her friend's disappearance, Nicola Bennett returns to her hometown. For Nicola, Tyndall County has remained frozen in time. Everywhere she turns she's reminded of Lauren. Yet startlingly, her former friends and neighbours have all moved on.
Nicola begins to trace over the events of that summer, hoping to discover a clue to Lauren's fate. Deep down she knows the answers are tucked in the hollows and valleys of this rural Virginia county.
But as secrets come to light and the truth begins to unravel, will Nicola finally break free of the past - or lose herself completely in the questions she can never answer?
The Good Ones
Little, Brown Book Group
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6 June 2023
Polly Stewart grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she still lives. She has an MFA in fiction and a Ph.D. in British literature from Washington University in St. Louis. Her short fiction has appeared in Best New American Voices and Best American Mystery Stories, and her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers and CrimeReads, among other publications.