The Devil She Knows by Bill Loehfelm
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An audacious thriller from a major new talent Life isn’t panning out for Maureen Coughlin. At twenty-nine, the tough-skinned Staten Island native’s only excitement comes from . . . well, not much. A fresh pack of American Spirits, maybe, or a discreet dash of coke before work. If something doesn’t change soon, she’ll end up a “lifer” at the Narrows, the faux-swank bar where she works one long night after another. But just like the island, the Narrows has its seamy side. After work one night, Maureen walks in on a tryst between her co-worker Dennis and Frank Sebastian, a silver-haired politico. When Sebastian demands her silence, Maureen is more than happy to forget what she’s seen—until Dennis turns up dead on the train tracks the next morning. The murder sends Maureen careening out of her stultifying routine and into fast-deepening trouble. Soon she’s on the run through the seedy underbelly of the borough, desperate to stop Sebastian before Dennis’s fate becomes her own. With The Devil She Knows, Bill Loehfelm has written a pitch-black thriller in a fresh, compulsively readable voice, with pages that turn themselves. This is the real deal: a breakout novel by a writer whom Publishers Weekly has praised for his “superb prose and psychological insights.”

About Bill Loehfelm

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Bill Loehfelm is the author of The Devil She Knows, Bloodroot, and Fresh Kills, the first winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, the writer AC Lambeth. He plays drums in the Ibervillains, a rock and soul cover band.
Published May 24, 2011 by Sarah Crichton Books. 333 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Sebastian is not a light-weight and Maureen knows she’s in deep trouble.

Jun 11 2011 | Read Full Review of The Devil She Knows: A Novel

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Maureen Coughlin, a 29-year-old cocktail waitress at a seedy Staten Island bar, has dropped out of college and is lying to her mother about it.

Jun 20 2011 | Read Full Review of The Devil She Knows: A Novel

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