We are so pleased to tell you that Edwin Hill will be joining us for our Thursday Evening Author Series on September 12th to talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Missing Ones!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Edwin Hill has written for the LA Review of Books, The Life Sentence, Publisher's Weekly, and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. He is the vice president and editorial director for the market-leading publisher of composition textbooks, Bedford/St. Martin's, a division of Macmillan. He received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Emerson College. He lives in Boston with his partner Michael and their dog Edith Ann.
ABOUT THE MISSING ONES:
Four months after the conclusion of Little Comfort, Hester Thursby has no interest in finding missing people anymore – the events of that winter were traumatic and have her questioning her choices and involvement in that case. But a text message from a long-lost friend draws her back in. Annie Maguire moves to tiny Newagan Island, Maine in June, right before a local boy goes missing during a Fourth of July celebration. Now, three months later, another boy has gone missing, and Annie finds herself at the center of the search for him as a dangerous storm bears down on the coast. When Annie gets too close to the truth behind the boy’s disappearance, she’s brutally attacked. After Hester Thursby receives a text from Annie asking for help, she sets out for Maine with her four-year-old niece Kate and discovers a community cleaning up from a devastating storm. While trying to locate Annie, Hester finds the body of a murdered state trooper and begins to connect the missing children, the dead body, and her missing friend. But when she begins to unearth the lies at the center of the small island community, she places herself and Annie in grave danger.
About Little Comfort:
Hill’s debut novel, Little Comfort, received much praise and introduced the Boston set series with a smart and flawed heroine named Hester Thursby, whose missing persons case uncovers a trail of vicious murder.
“Thursby is a tough, cerebral, relatably flawed sleuth who lulls herself to sleep with horror films and takes on serial killers and unexpected motherhood without skipping a beat. A dark but
compassionate psychological-thriller debut with great appeal for fans of Ruth Ware and Cornelia Read.”– Booklist STARRED REVIEW
“[A] well-crafted, extremely promising debut and series launch…An increasingly tense plot and striking characters – in particular, compassionate, conflicted, loving Hester – make this a standout.” - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
Praise for The Missing Ones:
— Us Magazine
“A wonderfully complex and intricate mystery. ”
— Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“A writer to watch.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Hill’s affinity for creating realistic characters with complicated personalities and suspenseful plots shines in [this novel].”
— Oline H. Cogdill, Associated Press
“Darkly textured and gorgeously twisted, this atmospheric novel of suspense proves Edwin Hill is a major talent.”
— Hank Phillippi Ryan, best-selling and award-winning author of THE MURDER LIST