The last in our New in Paperback series for June is The Devil She Knows. If you’re looking for some crime fiction, look no further, and don’t forget to check out author Bill Loehfelm’s contributions to our Tumblr from earlier this week. In stores and online now.
The Devil She Knows: A Novel by Bill Loehfelm
“A taut, knowing story … Maureen Coughlin is a hero for the ages, a character who jumps off the page and demands the reader’s full attention.” —Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing
“The conspiracy [in The Devil She Knows] is on a smaller scale—and is all the more menacing for being so intimate.” —The Wall Street Journal
“As complex and dirty as politics can be. And as scary.” —New York Daily News
Maureen Coughlin’s life isn’t turning out as planned. At twenty-nine, she’s stuck waiting tables in a Staten Island bar, and her only excitement comes from the next cigarette or a discreet dash of coke before her shift. But when a tryst between her coworker Dennis and an aspiring state senator named Frank Sebastian turns deadly, Maureen is jolted out of her routine. Soon she’s on the run through the borough’s seedy underbelly, desperate to stop Sebastian. She thinks she has seen the face of evil—and she doesn’t know the half of it. A smoldering, hard-boiled crime story with a tough new heroine, The Devil She Knows has suspense to burn.
Bill Loehfelm is the author of Fresh Kills, the first winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and another novel, Bloodroot. He was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Staten Island; he lives in New Orleans with his wife, the writer AC Lambeth.