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).
Praise for Shari Lapena:
“Shari Lapena…cements her reputation as a new queen of mystery.” --Canadian Living
“The psychological thrillers of Lapena are masterclasses in tightly plotted, economical narrative.” —Metro (UK)
“No-one does suburban paranoia like Shari Lapena.”—Ruth Ware
“Shari Lapena…is the mistress of the pacy plot, cliff edge tension and menacing suburban claustrophobia…. If you haven’t read her books yet, then why on earth not?”—Gilly Macmillan
“All hail the Mistress of the Page Turner.”—Fiona Barton