What Lies in the Woods

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by Kate Alice Marshall

Publication Date: January 17, 2023
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Hardcover: 336 Pages

Publisher Description

Kate Alice Marshall’s What Lies in the Woods is a thrilling novel about friendship, secrets, betrayal, and lies – and having the courage to face the past.

Naomi Shaw used to believe in magic. Twenty-two years ago, she and her two best friends, Cassidy and Olivia, spent the summer roaming the woods, imagining a world of ceremony and wonder. They called it the Goddess Game. The summer ended suddenly when Naomi was attacked. Miraculously, she survived her seventeen stab wounds and lived to identify the man who had hurt her. The girls’ testimony put away a serial killer, wanted for murdering six women. They were heroes.

And they were liars.

For decades, the friends have kept a secret worth killing for. But now Olivia wants to tell, and Naomi sets out to find out what really happened in the woods―no matter how dangerous the truth turns out to be.

About the author

Kate Alice Marshall is the author of the young adult novels I Am Still Alive, Rules for Vanishing, and Our Last Echoes, as well as the Secrets of Eden Eld middle grade series. 

Read more about Kate ON HER WEBSITE

Praise

“Utterly riveting. What Lies in the Woods is a stunner―dark, unflinching, and as twisty and sharp as a tangle of thorns.” ―Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The House Across the Lake

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“I loved everything about this beautifully written and impossible to put down book. I was hooked from the first clever and deliciously dark page and couldn’t stop reading. Readers will love What Lies in the Woods, an exciting new voice in the genre.”
―Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Darker

“Unexpected plot twists, deep psychological perspicacity, and an endlessly interesting dance between past and present…evokes the dread and intensity of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects.
―New York Times Book Review

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