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Not a Happy Family
A Novel
By (author): Shari Lapena
Shari Lapena

Imprint:

Doubleday Canada

ISBN:

9780385695046

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Jul 27, 2021
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9.03in x 6.37 x 0.97 in | 1 lb

Page Count:

368 pages
Doubleday Canada
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Another domestic suspense novel from the
New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know who has sold millions copies of her books worldwide.


In this family, everyone is keeping secrets—even the dead.



Brecken Hill in upstate New York is an expensive place to live. You have to be rich to have a house there, and Fred and Sheila Merton certainly are rich. But even all their money can’t protect them when a killer comes to call. The Mertons are brutally murdered after a fraught Easter dinner with their three adult kids. Who, of course, are devastated.



Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their vindictive father and neglectful mother, but perhaps one of the siblings is more disturbed than anyone knew. Did someone snap after that dreadful evening? Or did another person appear later that night with the worst of intentions? That must be what happened. After all, if one of the family were capable of something as gruesome as this, you’d know.



Wouldn’t you?

Story Locale: Upstate New York

LAPENA’S STAR CONTINUES TO RISE: We have made Shari Lapena into a true bestselling repeat book-a-year author. With the publication of Someone We Know, Shari now has four G&M and NYT bestsellers under her belt in four years, and has sold globally more than 7 million copies across all titles.

GENUINE NAME-BRAND BESTSELLER: Shari’s stature and name recognition in the crime-writing community rises with each book, with readers looking forward to her book-every-summer schedule—and we have the engagement on socials (hers and ours) to prove it!

GREAT CONCEPT: We anticipate more of everything readers already love about Shari’s books—those great hooks, twisty plots and excellent crimes—but here she also pivots to a deliciously fickle family (think Knives Out!). The dynamics at play among the adult children and their spouses will have you looking over your own shoulder at Thanksgiving.

WELL-REVIEWED AUTHOR: The press loves Shari—both trade reviewers and mainstream media, and from around the world. And it doesn’t hurt that she’s a hometown talent. We’re lucky to call her one of our own.

GREAT PARTNERS: We publish Shari as part of a winning team that includes Viking (US) and Transworld (UK).

SHARI LAPENA is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest, which have all been New York Times and Sunday Times (London) bestsellers. Her books have been sold in thirty-five territories around the world. She lives in Toronto.

Author Residence: Toronto, CA

Author Website: ShariLapena.com

Author Social Media: Facebook.com/ShariLapena; Twitter and Instagram: @ShariLapena

A WOMAN & HOME BEST THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR

“Lapena is a master of manipulation. With her latest page-turning thriller…she is once again at the top of her game…Lapena does what she does best, so much so that trying to put the book down is futile. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop.” —USA Today

“In this fast-paced, twisted family saga, Shari Lapena keeps you guessing until the very last page.” Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on The Train

“Another chilling thrill ride…. From those first two pages in [Shari Lapena’s] sixth and latest beyond-brilliant murder mystery, off we go on an exhilarating ride with the family from hell…. Lapena has the clues and red herrings coming so fast you’ll be whipping through the pages, and you won’t even glance at the clock to see how late it’s getting…. All those clichés about being unable to put down a book, for once they’re true…. Lapena just baffles us right to the final page.” —Winnipeg Free Press

“Another edge-of-the-seat ride that left me breathless.” —Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Suspect

“Domestic thriller fans rejoice! Shari Lapena is back with another book that will make you question everything you think you know about your partner.” Book Riot

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