Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
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Don’t Breathe a Word is a haunting page-turner that kept me up, spine shivering and enthralled, way past my bedtime.”
—Joshilyn Jackson, author of Gods in Alabama and Backseat Saints

“Jennifer McMahon never flinches and never fails to surprise…as [she] weaves a young couple into a perverse fairyland where Rosemary’s Baby could be at home.”
—Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters

Two young lovers find themselves ensnared in a seemingly supernatural web that ties them to a young girl’s disappearance fifteen years earlier in this dark and twisty tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Island of Lost Girls and Promise Not to Tell. Jennifer NcMahon returns with a vengeance with Don’t Breathe a Word—an absolutely chilling and ingenious combination of psychological thriller, literary suspense, and paranormal page-turner that will enthrall a wildly diverse audience including, among others, avid fans of Keith Donohue (The Stolen Child), Laura Lippman (I’d Know You Anywhere), and Tana French.(In the Woods).


About Jennifer McMahon

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Jennifer McMahon is the author of Don't Breathe a Word, Dismantled, the New York Times bestseller Island of Lost Girls, and the breakout debut novel Promise Not to Tell. She grew up in suburban Connecticut, and graduated from Goddard College in 1991. Over the years, she has been a house painter, farm worker, paste-up artist, pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and has worked with mentally ill adults and children in a few different capacities. Currently, she lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.
Published May 17, 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 463 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Jennifer McMahon is such an expert at blurring the line between fact and fantasy that even the most rational person will begin to question what is possible and what is not.”

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As the events unfold, a connection between Phoebe and Sam's family emerges, another woman claiming to be Evie shows up, Lisa returns, the identity of the King of Fairies is revealed, and Sam comes back home to try to learn the truth about his sister and the rest of his family.

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Fantasy Literature

Is Don’t Breathe a Word a story about human evil dressed up as a story about fairies, or is it a story about fairies dressed up as a story about human evil?

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