A propulsive, darkly comic novel, set in the near future, in which a young mother is cloned and brought back to life following her own murder, but comes to suspect that there is more to the story of her life and death than anyone is telling her.
by Katie Williams
Riverhead, Fall 2023
(via Sterling Lord Literistic)
Lou is a happily married mother of an adorable toddler. She’s also the clone of the original Louise who, along with four other victims of a local serial killer, has been brought back to life by a government project to return the women to their grieving families. But as the new Lou re-adapts to her old life and attends a support group for murdered women, questions surface about what exactly preceded her death, and how much to trust those around her. Understanding the truth may determine what comes next for Lou.
Darkly comic, set in the near future, MY MURDER offers an exploration of ideas about personal identity, domestic life, and reinvention, within a suspenseful, surprising, and entertaining mystery.
Katie Williams is the author of the novel Tell the Machine Goodnight, a Kirkus Prize finalist, New York Times Editors’ Choice, and NPR Best Books of 2018. She is also the author of the young adult novels Absent and The Space Between Trees. Her short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Best American Fantasy, American Short Fiction, Prairie Schooner, Subtropics, and elsewhere. Katie is an assistant professor in fiction writing at Emerson College in Boston.