Goodnight, Beautiful

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What to expect

‘Goodnight Beautiful isn’t only the most suspenseful novel you’ll read this year; it’s likely to be the funniest, too. I wish that every book, in every genre, were as deeply imagined and fully inhabited as this one.’ A. J. FINN, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

‘Aimee Molloy is a magician. With Goodnight Beautiful, she will artfully deceive you while holding you firmly in her grasp…What begins as a sexy, smart domestic thriller turns out to be so much more. If you think you’ve figured this one out, think again: Molloy will be three steps ahead of you all the way through.’ CRISTINA ALGER

‘Psychological thriller fans won’t want to miss this one.’ – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

From ‘master of clever misdirection’ (Kirkus Reviews) Aimee Molloy, author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Mother, comes an irresistible psychological thriller featuring a newly married woman whose life is turned upside down when her husband goes missing.

A HANDSOME PSYCHOTHERAPIST, HIS LONELY WIFE, AND IN HIS HOME OFFICE, A CEILING VENT. . . YOU’D LISTEN TOO, WOULDN’T YOU?

Newlyweds, Sam Statler and Annie Potter are ready to begin their lives together in a small town in upstate New York. Whilst Annie spends most of her time alone, Sam, her therapist husband, works long hours in his home office, tending to the egos of his mostly female clientele.

Little does Sam know that through a vent in the ceiling, every word of his sessions can be heard from the room upstairs. The pharmacist’s wife, contemplating a divorce. The well-known painter whose boyfriend doesn’t satisfy her in bed. Who could resist eavesdropping?

Everything is fine until the French girl in the green Mini Cooper shows up, and Sam disappears into thin air, throwing a wrench into Sam and Annie’s happily ever after.

This is a brilliant story of a whirlwind marriage in which untold secrets and games threaten to destroy them both.

(P)2020 Harper Audio

Critics Review

  • Aimee Molloy is a master of deception and Goodnight Beautiful is a thrill-ride packed with twists. Enthralling, sharp, and clever, this book will keep you guessing

    Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife
  • We live and read in an age when publishers bill every other novel as “psychological suspense.” Most of these are neither psychological nor suspenseful; some tick both boxes without much finesse; and rarely – so rarely! – a writer like Aimee Molloy favors us with a thriller like Goodnight Beautiful. It’s cunning, for sure, constructed with house-of-cards precision, and the story surges forward as though powered by outboard motor. But Molloy proves particularly skilled in the elusive arts of character and dialogue. Goodnight Beautiful isn’t only the most suspenseful novel you’ll read this year; it’s likely to be the funniest, too. I wish that every book, in every genre, were as deeply imagined and fully inhabited as this one

    AJ Finn, author of Woman in the Window
  • Aimee Molloy is a magician. With Goodnight Beautiful, she will artfully deceive you while holding you firmly in her grasp…What begins as a sexy, smart domestic thriller turns out to be so much more. If you think you’ve figured this one out, think again: Molloy will be three steps ahead of you all the way through

    Cristina Alger, author of Girls Like Us
  • A remarkable and groundbreaking thriller. Molloy grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final mind-bending, utterly astounding twist

    Liv Constantine, author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
  • Along with a rip-roaring suspense plot, Molloy adds depth with critiques of gender conventions that causes readers to investigate the assumptions they bring to the text. She breathes new life into the unreliable narrator thriller genre in a book everyone will be talking about

    Library Journal, starred review

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