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Mary Higgins Clark, author of Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry

When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a “CRyan” describing her “terrible experience” while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a jet ski accident. Meanwhile, several female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. REL counsel Michael Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. Was Ryan’s death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light.

Week of September 28, 2020

Paperback releases for the week of September 28th include KISS THE GIRLS AND MAKE THEM CRY, a thriller from Mary Higgins Clark that revolves around allegations of sexual misconduct at a high-profile television news network --- and the ensuing deaths of two of the accusers; FURIOUS HOURS, in which Casey Cep masterfully brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, who tried to write his story; Preston & Child's CROOKED RIVER, which finds Agent Pendergast facing the most inexplicable challenge of his career as he races to uncover the mystery of several severed feet found floating in the Gulf of Mexico; and THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century --- a tale of adolescence, transgression and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New Right.