An enticing combination of murder mystery and women’s fiction written with the eloquence and emotional insight that Ally brings to all her books and that we first loved in her YA debut, Matched.

by Ally Condie
Grand Central, June 2024
(via Writers House)

Photo: © Erin Summerill

Ellery Wainwright and her husband, Luke, were supposed to spend their twentieth wedding anniversary together at the luxurious Resort at Broken Point in Big Sur, California. Where better to celebrate a marriage, a family, and a life together than one of the most stunning places on earth? But when Luke, unexpectedly and shockingly asks for a divorce, and her world falls apart, devastated Ellery decides to do the planned trip alone. For years her identity was linked with Luke’s, she was a part of a couple, but now for the first time in decades she is no one’s wife, and, among the happy groups of fellow guests, she’s also no one’s friend. She feels like no one at all. Until she discovers a body in the pool and a bad storm isolates the resort completely.

Suddenly, from belonging to no one, she becomes acquainted with everyone, and becomes a central figure, the only person who can solve the murder.

Ally Condie is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Matched trilogy and co-author of the Darkdeep middle grade series. She is also the author of the novel Summerlost, an Edgar Award Finalist. A former English teacher, Ally lives with her family outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Ally has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is the founder and director of the nonprofit WriteOut Foundation.

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