The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky
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...will likely be doled out in bits as tantalizing as tiny sips from a cup of rich chocolate. If that kind of exquisite agony is for you, give The Burial Society a try, but don't say I didn't warn you about the wait.
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A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal.

Catherine, no last name, doesn’t bury the dead. She rescues the living—from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Her darknet-based witness protection program, the Burial Society, is the last hope for people who desperately need to disappear. Catherine takes care of them and provides new identities. She is effective and efficient—until she discovers that her slipup may have compromised a client, maybe even killed her. Powerless to help without exposing her shadowy profession, Catherine makes a drastic move.

With her covert service relocated to Paris, Catherine’s done her best to move on. But when a dark part of her past suddenly appears in the City of Light, she refuses to run—and her life takes a harrowing turn.

Using all the tricks of her unusual trade, Catherine weaves her way through a dangerous landscape of treachery, infidelity, paranoia, and secrets that bind as deeply as blood. But the evil of the enemy she’s pursuing runs deeper still—to the bone. And even Catherine’s most cunning skills may not be enough to save herself.

Praise for The Burial Society
 
“A complex but strangely exciting thriller.”—Booklist

“A deeply unsettling, compulsively entertaining Rubik’s Cube of a novel . . . Every time you think you’ve unlocked the puzzle, Nina Sadowsky introduces a new twist that makes you start guessing all over again.”—Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog and The Marriage Pact
 
The Burial Society is a twisty, ever-deeper, can’t-let-go read! The heroine can trust no one as she struggles to help abused and endangered women in a world of secrets and shadows. . . . A dynamite psychological thriller by a new master of the genre.”—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Darkness
 
“Addicting and chilling . . .  a smart, sophisticated, terrifying trip to the City of Light.”—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series
 

About Nina Sadowsky

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NINA SADOWSKY has written numerous original screenplays and adaptations for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Working Title Films, and Lifetime Television. She was a producer on the Academy Award nominated The House of Sand and Fog, and was president of Meg Ryan’s Prufrock Pictures for over five years. She was the executive producer of the hit film The Wedding Planner. Nina is currently an adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts program, teaching both writing and producing. This is her first novel.


Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA


Author Hometown: New York, NY
 
Published January 30, 2018 by Ballantine Books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick on Feb 04 2018

...will likely be doled out in bits as tantalizing as tiny sips from a cup of rich chocolate. If that kind of exquisite agony is for you, give The Burial Society a try, but don't say I didn't warn you about the wait.

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