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Not a Happy Family
A Novel
By (author): Shari Lapena
9780385695046 Paperback , Trade English General/trade Jul 27, 2021
$24.95 CAD
Forthcoming 6.25 x 9 in | 1.06 lb 368 pages Doubleday Canada
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know who has sold more than 7 million 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, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know and The End of Her, which have all been national bestsellers. Her books have been sold in thirty-seven 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

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

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