Noah Decker has carved out a respectable, if lonely, life for himself, designing video games in his Cold War-era house, caring for his chickens, and faithfully patronizing the local pub for their corned beef sandwiches. And loving Addison. Addison, who moves with the grace of a ballerina as she waits tables. Addison, whose every published word he reads again and again until he’s committed them to memory.
Addison, who doesn’t even know he exists.
But Noah’s nonexistent status is blown apart late one night when Addison staggers into the path of his car, scantily dressed, incoherently drunk, and without a phone. Incapable of leaving her passed out in the street, Noah has no choice but to bring his dream girl home for the night so she can sober up.
Except Addison doesn’t wake up grateful—she wakes up panicked. She accuses Noah of terrible things, acts he’d never dream of committing, and threatens to report him. Noah can’t let that happen. Won’t let that happen.
Even if it means locking Addison in a bunker.
Deliciously twisted and unexpectedly heart-wrenching, Underdog explores the private suffering of loneliness and the terrible potential of a nice guy who’s all out of options. Fans of You by Caroline Kepnes and the works of Gillian Flynn will love Underdog.
"Underdog is equal parts gripping and disturbing. A reminder that our lives can alter in an eye blink. Decent people do deplorable things. We’re all shades of dark and light. It’s riveting when darkness wins." — Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of Not Without My Father
"Thought-provoking and disturbingly erotic, Underdog will make you question your own ethical boundaries." — Meghan O'Flynn, bestselling author of the Ash Park series