Book Launch: Carol Goodman, "The Stranger Behind You," with Melissa Larsen "Shutter."

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST. via Crowdcast

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Award-winning author Carol Goodman celebrates the launch of her new thriller and discusses the art of writing suspense with author Melissa Larsen.

The Stranger Behind You by Carol Goodman (Book Jacket)Shutter by Melissa Larsen - author and book jacket image

Carol Goodman is the author of twenty-three novels, including The Lake of Dead Languages, The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize, The Widow’s House, which won the 2018 Mary Higgins Clark Award, and The Night Visitors, which won the 2020 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family and teaches literature and writing at The New School and SUNY New Paltz.

The Stranger Behind You is a captivating exploration of sexual harassment, friendship, ambition, and how women join together to overcome trauma. It is as classic as it is timely, as heartbreaking as it is suspenseful. Stunning. I couldn’t put it down.” -- Danielle Trussoni, New York Times bestselling author of Angelology and The Ancestor

"Carol Goodman’s The Stranger Behind You is at once a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller, a powerful meditation on the deep bonds and power of female friendship, and a colorful glimpse of New York City old and new. In a twisting, mesmerizing story that is as beautifully written as it is utterly propulsive...[and] keeps us breathlessly turning the pages right to the shocking and poignant end.” -- Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45

Melissa Larsen has an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She has interned and worked extensively in publishing. She lives in San Francisco, and Shutter is her first novel.

The Stranger Behind You: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063020665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

Shutter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593101391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - June 15th, 2021