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The Other Mrs. Miller
By (author): Allison Dickson
9780525539247 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological Jul 16, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.23 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 352 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
Two women are watching each other.

Phoebe Miller isn’t sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns her sorrows in ice cream and wine and barely leaves her house?

Only one knows why.

When a new family moves in across the street—the exuberant Vicki, who just might become the gossipy best friend Phoebe’s always wanted, and her handsome college-bound son, Jake, who offers companionship of a different variety—Phoebe finds her dull routine infused with the excitement she’s been missing. But with her head turned she’s no longer focused on the woman in the car. And she really should be…

An addictive domestic thriller for fans of The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Couple Next Door, The Other Mrs. Miller serves up a delicious brew of dark secrets and stunning plot twists that will keep you captivated until the very last page.

Story Locale: Lake Forest, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois

THE NEXT READ FOR FANS OF THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR AND THE WIFE BETWEEN US: Readers who love juicy domestic suspense that unfolds through multiple points of view will snap up THE OTHER MRS. MILLER.

DARKLY FUNNY, FEMALE-DRIVEN DOMESTIC SUSPENSE: THE OTHER MRS. MILLER will appeal to women’s fiction and suspense fans alike. Its witty and accessible voice and immersive plot will keep readers glued to the page.

A GAME-CHANGING PLOT TWIST: Dickson takes the domestic suspense genre to new heights with a stunning twist in the middle of the book that will leave readers gasping aloud—and rethinking everything they thought they knew about the storyline.

A FRESH ADDITION TO A THRIVING GENRE: Readers and booksellers can’t get enough of page-turning suspense that offers a tantalizing glimpse behind the closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. With its unique suburban Chicago setting and shocking plot, THE OTHER MRS. MILLER stands out on the shelf and is sure to be a conversation starter and summer book club favorite.


Allison Dickson is the author of several independently published horror and dystopian novels. She has also written nearly two dozen short stories, both independently and as part of anthologies. Dickson lives in Dayton, Ohio, and when not writing, she is typically gaming, blogging, or exploring.

Author Residence: Dayton, Ohio

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“Writhing with passion and intrigue…Dickson’s debut novel swoops and swirls through startling plot twists and multiple perspectives, opening doors into the dark secrets lurking in her characters’ pasts. Adept at crafting unlikable characters who make despicable decisions, Dickson also manages to make us care about these potential villains, because they, too, have been wronged. So when someone ends up murdered, fingers point in multiple directions, and every suspect has reason to chill our bones or break our hearts. A Hitchcock-ian thriller from a new voice worth noting.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[C]leverly plotted…Dickson sets the stage for a stunning mid-novel plot twist…[T]his is a diverting poolside entertainment.”—Publishers Weekly

“A wonderfully twisty suspense novel that hooked me from the start and had me guessing until the very end. A fantastic debut.”—Lisa Lutz, author of The Passenger and The Swallows

“Darkly funny and deeply chilling, Allison Dickson’s The Other Mrs. Miller is a summer sensation filled with twists. You won’t be able to put this one down.”—Kaira Rouda, USA Today-bestselling author of Best Day Ever and The Favorite Daughter

“A fast-paced, addictive novel with a frightening premise but surprising humour throughout, which together make this a thoroughly enjoyable read.”—Lisa Ballantyne, author of Everything She Forgot

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