YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS
OUT JANUARY 10, 2023!
A Knives Out-style whodunnit with a twist of Taylor Jenkins Reid, You Must Remember This is an immersive Gothic mystery, with a long-ago love affair, icy death, and a rich family gone bad.
On Christmas Eve, eighty-five-year-old Miriam Caravasios steps onto the ice that surrounds her seaside estate on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. As a younger woman, she used to steal out on winter nights to meet her lover, walking across the frozen reach to their secret meeting place. She knows the way—but not the year. Miriam, her mind clouded by dementia, doesn’t hear the snap of thin ice until it’s too late.
Was it an accident? Suicide? Or worse: did someone lure the old woman onto the frozen reach, to her death?
There are plenty of suspects; Miriam’s fractured and complicated family has gathered in their Bar Harbor mansion to celebrate what everyone believed would likely be the matriarch’s last Christmas. The guests include Delphine, Miriam’s granddaughter, a frightened and insecure young woman who adored her grandmother, and Miriam’s live-in aide, Adam, whom Delphine has been secretly dating. There is Miriam’s former housekeeper, Shelly Dyer, who left the family’s employment years ago under mysterious circumstances. There are Miriam’s children: Theodora, who gave up everything to assume the role of caretaker; Diana, who seems just a little too eager to inherit her share of the estate; and Richard, whose longtime grudge against his mother has curdled into gleeful contempt at her deterioration.
As tensions rise, Delphine is emboldened to start asking questions: not just about her grandmother’s death, but about her life, and the love story that defined it as the rest of her memories faded. The trail will take her into the past, into dark places — and eventually, onto thin ice.
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NOMINATED FOR THE 2022 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL!
A smart, witty, crackling novel of psychological suspense in which a girl from a hardscrabble small town meets a gorgeous Instagram influencer from the big city, with a murderous twist that will shock even the most savvy reader.
Dark, deft, murderous, and witty, No One Will Miss Her tackles the thorny issues of identity and belonging at the heart of women’s lives.
“Clever and surprising…The superb character-driven plot delivers an astonishing, believable jolt.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Deserves two big thumbs up. Readers will be gripped by this astonishing story in which one gasp-inducing twist follows on the heels of another. A unique page-turner that just begs to be turned into a movie.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Both amusingly satirical and darkly bloody.”—The Washington Post
“Sly, sinister…a white-knuckled read. There are gasp-worthy surprises, of course, and the exquisite and lurid twists will reveal themselves in time.”—Vanity Fair
The psychological labyrinth of a young woman’s insidious connection to the sea, from the Edgar Award nominated author of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone.
Callie Morgan has long lived choked by the failure of her own lungs, the result of an elusive pulmonary illness that has plagued her since childhood. A childhood marked early by the drowning death of her mother—a death to which Callie was the sole witness. Her father has moved them inland, away from the memories of the California coast her mother loved so much and toward promises of recovery—and the escape of denial—in arid, landlocked air.
But after years of running away, the promise of a life-changing job for her father brings Callie and him back to the coast, to Florida, where Callie’s symptoms miraculously disappear. For once, life seems delightfully normal. But the ocean’s edge offers more than healing air … it holds a magnetic pull, drawing Callie closer and closer to the chilly, watery embrace that claimed her mother. Returned to the ocean, Callie comes of age and comes into a family destiny that holds generations of secrets and very few happy endings.
“Rosenfield’s paragraphs are so suffused with the pull of the tide that it becomes a full-body throb, drawing Callie (and the reader) down, down, down to exactly where you think she’s heading: the deep. The delicious confusion between fantasy and madness finds perfect expression in Rosenfield’s hypnotic prose and upside-down chapter construction; which direction is up is never clear. Combine Margo Lanagan’s The Brides of Rollrock Island (2012) with Hannah Moskowitz’s Teeth (2013), chum it with the remains of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let Me In (2007), and you’ll get something close to this sinister, salt-water sonata.” — Bookpage, starred review
“This often eerie novel that toes the line of fantasy is a delight. Readers won’t be sure just what it is that has consumed Callie—her own madness, or perhaps, something altogether inhuman—but they’ll keep turning pages in hopes of finding out. For fans of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars.” —Library Journal
NOMINATED FOR THE 2012 EDGAR AWARD
Becca has always longed to break free. Free from her backwater hometown. Free from its small-town gossip and dead-end lives.
But the horrifying discovery of a dead body—an outsider, Amelia Anne, battered and broken—on the morning after graduation sends Becca into an unexpected tailspin. As the violence of the real world creeps close to home, Becca retreats, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.
The details of Amelia Anne’s final, harrowing moments play out against Becca’s own out-of-control summer as Becca and Amelia’s parallel stories twist the reader closer and closer to the horrifying truths of Amelia’s last days.
This emotionally arresting, sexy, and raw debut tells the vivid story of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge.
“This layered and exquisitely written story explores the fallout from the murder as well as the dark side of love. Actions have real consequences in Rosenfield’s novel, and her suffocating smalltown setting is powerfully and chillingly evoked.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A perceptive, contrapuntal character study with a light thriller flavor—utterly compelling.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The violence in this book is brutal and intimate, but never voyeuristic—don’t be surprised if you physically recoil yet can’t stop reading… Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone blends elegant writing and brutal behavior into a sharp and haunting novel.” — Bookpage