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Her Dying Day: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Perfect for fans of Shari Lapena and Hannah Mary McKinnon, a mystery writer’s sudden disappearance leads a budding filmmaker down a dark road to treachery, murder, and long-buried sins.

Aspiring filmmaker June Masterson has high hopes for her first documentary, the true story of the disappearance of famed mystery author Greer Larkin. June learned about the vanishing at age fourteen, locked down on her family’s isolated commune. Now, the deeper she digs into the project, the darker the story gets.

Everyone has a theory. Greer’s mother, Blanche, and her best friend, Rachel, believe that Greer’s fiancé, Jonathan, is the culprit. Greer’s agent is convinced that Greer committed suicide after a debilitating bout of writer’s block. And Jonathan claims it was either Greer’s controlling mother or Rachel, whose attachment to Greer went way beyond friendship.

In desperation, Rachel gives June a suitcase full of Greer’s most personal writings in hopes of finding proof against Jonathan. Then Rachel turns up dead. As June pores over Greer’s writings, she makes a devastating discovery that could finally reveal the truth about the author’s fate. But now, June finds herself in the sights of a killer who’ll stop at nothing to keep their darkest secret.

About the Author

Mindy Carlson grew up as an animal- and mystery-loving girl in Iowa before heading to California to see what she could make of her life. Now she lives in Maryland and is a successful parenting author, with pieces appearing in The Washington Post, Big Life Journal, and Her Dying Day is her debut novel.

Praise For…

2023 Silver Falchion Award Finalist: Best Comedy

Praise for Her Dying Day:

“Charming . . . twisty plot delivers more than one surprise.”
Publishers Weekly 

“A fantastic book for fans of suspense!”
Manhattan Book Review, 5-star review

Her Dying Day is an intriguing, fast-paced, voice-driven mystery with an amateur filmmaker who’s trying to solve a two-decades old suspected murder. This story is packed with twists and turns galore to keep you guessing, and you can’t help but root for June as she tries to untangle, and gets caught up in, an intricate web of lies.”
—Hannah Mary McKinnon, bestselling author of You Will Remember Me

“A terrific, pacy, brilliant read with perfectly timed twists.”
—Gytha Lodge, award-winning author of She Lies in Wait.

“Mindy Carlson's irresistible new book, Her Dying Day, is a charming, expertly-written mystery with a clever heroine at the center who wisecracks her way through the fascinating case of a missing Agatha-Christie-like author, solving the cold case and coming to terms with her difficult past with an aplomb that kept me turning the pages at lightning speed. Slick, sophisticated, and fun, this one absolutely sparkles.”
—Emily Carpenter, author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and The Weight of Lies

“Debut author Mindy Carlson has created a charming and compelling heroine on the trail of a missing writer in a fast-paced, twisty, stunning mystery that absolutely delivers. You do not want to miss this.”
—Darby Kane, author of The Replacement Wife

“Mindy Carlson’s engrossing debut is an intricate mystery with missing writer Greer Larkin at the center, along with the irresistible aspiring documentarian June Masterson trying to untangle years of theories, rumors, and dark secrets surrounding the story of the case. Packed with satisfying twists and turns, Her Dying Day is deliciously entertaining from the attention-grabbing first sentence to the last. Fans of voice-driven, fast-paced mysteries will love this page turner!” 
—Kali White, author of The Monsters We Make

Product Details
ISBN: 9781639100125
ISBN-10: 1639100121
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English