Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways.
Sarah Jio burst onto the fiction scene with two sensational novels—The Violets of March and The Bungalow. With Blackberry Winter—taking its title from a late-season, cold-weather phenomenon—Jio continues her rich exploration of the ways personal connections can transcend the boundaries of time.
The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?
“A hair-raising debut, both unsettling and addictive...A chilling thriller that will keep you reading long into the night.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Good Girl
“This is one readers won’t be able to put down.” —Booklist (starred review)
"A can’t-put-down psychological thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“This debut is guaranteed to haunt you...Warning: brace yourself.” —Bustle (10 New Thrillers to Read This Summer)
“The sense of believably and terror that engulfs Behind Closed Doors doesn't waver.” —The Associated Press, picked up by The Washington Post
“This was one of the best and most terrifying psychological thrillers I have ever read.” —San Francisco Book Review
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. He’s a dedicated attorney who has never lost a case; she is a flawless homemaker, a masterful gardener and cook, and dotes on her disabled younger sister. Though they are still newlyweds, they seem to have it all. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’re hopelessly charmed by the ease and comfort of their home, by the graciousness of the dinner parties they throw. You’d like to get to know Grace better.
But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are inseparable.
Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone. Or why she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. Or why she never seems to take anything with her when she leaves the house, not even a pen. Or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows.
Some might wonder what’s really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed.
From bestselling author B. A. Paris comes the gripping thriller and international phenomenon Behind Closed Doors.
Blant papirene grandtanten har etterlatt seg finner June en bunke brev som viser at Ruby brevvekslet med den berømte amerikanske barnebokforfatteren Margaret Wise Brown. Dermed åpner det seg også en helt ny historie, en historie som tvinger June til å foreta sitt livs valg.
«Delvis kriminalmysterium og delvis kjærlighetsroman, men også en påminnelse om at vi kan lære både å tilgi, angre (hvis det er nødvendig) og gå nye veier hvis det er det vi velger.» Bookreporter
«Sarah Jios herlige og oppløftende roman kommer garantert til å smelte selv de mest kyniske, og den fortjener toppkarakter.» Historical Novel Society
«Svært lesverdig […] en hyllest til familien og evnen til å tilgi.» Booklist
«Jeg gråt mot slutten av romanen, og det er en fortelling som vil bli værende hos meg lenge etter at den er lest. En av årets favoritter, og en bok du ikke bør gå glipp av.» chicklitplus.com
«Da jeg hadde lest den siste siden, strømmet tårene nedover ansiktet! Slutten var så vakker, og hvis Jios andre romaner er like velskrevne og vanedannende, tror jeg at jeg har funnet en ny favorittforfatter!» mynovelopinon.com
Sarah Jios bøker utgis i 22 land.