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Virtual Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 PM ET

Anna Bailey celebrates WHERE THE TRUTH LIES with Megan Collins #BNMiddayMystery


About this Event
"Irresistible." - Paula Hawkins, New York Timesbestselling author of The Girl on the Train

Join Barnes & Noble as we welcome debut author, Anna Bailey,for a live, virtual event to discuss WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, as part of our B&N Midday Mystery Virtual Event series. This novel is a mature and accomplished story where the people in the book are not just characters but HAVE character. Bailey writes late in the novel, “When one thing smells like gasoline, everything smells like gasoline.” WHERE THE TRUTH LIES is a poetic page-turner.

Anna will be in conversation with Megan Collins, author of B&N's April Mystery/Thriller Monthly Pick, The Family Plot.

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About WHERE THE TRUTH LIES:

A teenaged girl’s disappearance brings her community’s most devastating secrets to light in this “compelling and nuanced psychological thriller suffused with small town prejudice and dark family secrets” (Paula Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author) that is perfect for fans of Megan Miranda and Celeste Ng.

The town of Whistling Ridge guards its secrets.

When seventeen-year-old Abigail Blake disappears after a party, her best friend Emma is left with questions no one else can answer. The police initially believe Abi ran away, but Emma doesn’t believe that her friend would leave without her, and when disturbing evidence is discovered nearby, the festering secrets and longstanding resentment of both Abigail’s family and the people of Whistling Ridge begin to surface with devastating consequences.

Among those secrets: Abi’s older brother’s passionate, dangerous love for a handsome Romanian immigrant who has recently made his home in the town’s trailer park; her younger brother’s feeling that he knows information he should tell the police, if only he could put it into words; her father’s mercurial rages and her mother’s silence. Then there is the rest of Whistling Ridge, where a charismatic preacher advocates for God with language that mirrors violence, all under the sway of the powerful businessman who rules the town.

But Abi has secrets of her own, and the closer Emma grows to unraveling them, the further she feels from her friend. And in a tinderbox of small-town rage, all it will take is just one spark—the truth of what really happened that night—to change their community forever in this “intricate and compelling thriller, beautifully nuanced and wonderfully claustrophobic” (S.J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author).

About Anna Bailey:

Anna Bailey was born in 1995 and grew up in Gloucestershire, before going on to study creative writing at Bath Spa University. She moved to the US hoping to become a journalist, but ended up working as a Starbucks barista in the Rocky Mountains. In 2018, she returned to the UK and enrolled on a writing course with Curtis Brown Creative, where she completed her first novel, inspired by her experience of small-town America. She lives in France.

About Megan Collins:

Megan Collins is the author of Behind the Red Door and The Winter Sister. She has taught creative writing for many years at both the high school and college level and is the managing editor of 3Elements Literary Review. She lives in Connecticut.

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