Lisa Lutz & The Accomplice

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Lisa Lutz has appeared at The Poisoned Pen for all of her books, until now with The Accomplice. She and Barbara Peters, owner of the bookstore, discussed that book, and elements of it. You can order signed copies of The Accomplice through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3HdQPW0

Here’s the description of The Accomplice.

Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question.
 
“Masterfully plotted, The Accomplice is both a keep-you-guessing mystery and a keenly and tenderly observed character study.”—Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird and Heaven, My Home


ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—PopSugar, CrimeReads

Owen Mann is charming, privileged, and chronically dissatisfied. Luna Grey is secretive, cautious, and pragmatic. Despite their differences, they form a bond the moment they meet in college. Their names soon become indivisible—Owen and Luna, Luna and Owen—and stay that way even after an unexplained death rocks their social circle.

They’re still best friends years later, when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. The police investigation sheds light on some long-hidden secrets, but it can’t penetrate the wall of mystery that surrounds Owen. To get to the heart of what happened and why, Luna has to dig up the one secret she’s spent her whole life burying.

The Accomplice brilliantly examines the bonds of shared history, what it costs to break them, and what happens when you start wondering how well you know the one person who truly knows you.


Lisa Lutz is the New York Times bestselling, Alex Award–winning author of the Spellman Files series and The Swallows, as well as the novels How to Start a Fire and The Passenger. She has also written for film and TV, including The Deuce for HBO and Dare Me on USA. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.


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