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The Dilemma: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel from the reigning queen of suspense, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, and Bring Me Back.

“A heartbreaking page-turner that will have you up at night reading just one more chapter.” —Catherine Steadman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water

“The phenomenal B. A. Paris has done it again! I devoured The Dilemma in one sitting—it grabbed me from the very first page and wouldn’t let go until I’d finished. Secrets, guilt, shame and heartbreak—this story has it all in spades.”—Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman

Knowing the truth will destroy her. Keeping it secret will destroy him.

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday, and her husband Adam is throwing her the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding they never had. Everyone she loves will be there, except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But Livia is secretly glad Marnie won’t be there.

Livia has recently uncovered a secret about their daughter which, if revealed, will shake the foundation of their family to its core. She needs to tell Adam, but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam, meanwhile, has his own surprise for Livia: he’s arranged for Marnie to secretly fly back for the party. But before Marnie arrives, Adam hears some terrible news. Now he too is faced with a dilemma: Does he share what he's learned with his wife? Is hiding the truth the same as telling a lie? And how far are Adam and Livia willing to go to protect the ones they love—and give each other a last few hours of happiness?

About the Author


B. A. PARIS is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, Bring Me Back, The Dilemma, and The Therapist. She grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher.

Praise For…


A USA Today Bestseller!

One of Bustle's "Most Anticipated Horror Novels and Thriller of 2020"

One of PopSugar's "New Thrillers and Mysteries to Look for in 2020"
One of BuzzFeed's "17 New Thrillers You Need to Add to Your Summer Reading List"
A New York Post "Best Book of the Week"

“Paris constructs an unusual and compelling premise and masterfully maintains suspense about what happened and when it will be revealed. A breathtaking story, nearly impossible to put down.”—Booklist (starred)

“[An] evocative drama. Welcome to B.A. Paris' dilemma. It's the kind of book you can read cover to cover in one sitting, eager to see how the characters' impossible choices play out.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“A heartbreaking page-turner that will have you up at night reading just one more chapter.” —Catherine Steadman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water

“The phenomenal BA Paris has done it again! I devoured The Dilemma in one sitting—it grabbed me from the very first page and wouldn’t let go until I’d finished. Secrets, guilt, shame and heartbreak—this story has it all in spades.”—Sandie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman

“An all-encompassing, tightly plotted novel of psychological suspense.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Riveting, groundbreaking and absolutely compelling. The brilliant BA Paris explores new psychological territory in this irresistible thriller about impossible decisions, wrenching loyalty, and heartbreaking loss. Do not miss this!”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie

“A powerful, beautifully crafted story that ratchets up the tension with every page and packs a huge emotional punch.” —T. M. Logan, author of Lies

“A beautifully written story of love and loss which will stay with me.”—Louise Jensen, author of The Sister

“BA Paris is a mistress at tapping into fears you didn’t even know you had. This is a poignant, thoughtful family tale with a difference.”—Jane Corry, author of My Husband’s Wife


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250151360
ISBN-10: 1250151368
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
Pages: 352