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Alafair Burke in conversation with Ivy Pochoda
January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Avon Free Public Library, 281 Country Club Rd
Avon, CT 06001 United States
Join us for a virtual event with Alafair Burke, in conversation with Ivy Pochoda!
With her newest, addictive thriller FIND ME, New York Times bestselling author Alafair Burke takes readers on a roller coaster ride, where three women’s search for long-buried secrets will upend everything they’ve ever known.
Fans of Burke’s smart, twisty novels will not be disappointed with her newest standalone novel FIND ME (Harper, Hardcover; $26.99/ $33.50 Can; On-sale: 1/11/2022). The thriller features three strong women – a woman who can’t remember her past, her best friend who is a defense lawyer, and Burke’s imitable NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher. In pursuit of answers about long buried secrets, these three women’s search separately for the truth, but when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known.
She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind—or had been running from. Now, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over once again.
Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning. But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home, far away from everything familiar. Lindsay’s worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace—the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer.
With nowhere else to turn, Lindsay calls NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher, the daughter of the cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. Ellie has always believed there was more to the story of her father’s death twenty years earlier—and she now fears that Hope’s recent disappearance could be related.
Alafair Burke is a New York Times bestselling author whose most recent novels include The Better Sister, The Wife, optioned for a feature film by Amazon, and The Ex, which was nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel. She is also the co-author of the bestselling Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. She currently serves as the President of Mystery Writers of America and is the first woman of color to be elected to that position. Her new novel FIND ME comes out on 1/11/2022. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan and East Hampton. For more about Alafair Burke, visit: http://alafairburke.com/
Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Wonder Valley, Visitation Street and most recently These Women which was a The New York Times best thriller of 2020. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times & The Los Angeles Review of Books, and she teaches creative writing at the Studio 526 Skid Row. For more on Ivy Pochoda, visit: https://www.ivypochoda.com/