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A family gathers for Thanksgiving in rural Connecticut, bringing with them confessions, accusations, demands. But suddenly personal agendas become meaningless as the priority shifts to survival. Two burglars break in, believing the house to be empty. In their panic they take the family hostage—and the crime that follows spirals out of control.

Waterbury: A Crime Novel is available for both Kindle and Nook.


Praise for Katia Lief’s novels:

“Your heart will be pounding long after you’ve turned the final page.” –Lisa Gardner
“Brilliant.” –Suspense Magazine
“Suspense at a high level.” –Midwest Book Review
“Exhilarating.” –The Mystery Gazette
“Taut, clean storytelling.” –Publishers Weekly
“Readers will want to read more of this talented writer’s work.” –New York Journal of Books


Katia Lief is best known for her internationally acclaimed crime novels, some written pseudonymously as Kate Pepper. Her Karin Schaeffer thriller series, which began in 2010 with You Are Next, is currently being published by HarperCollins. Katia teaches fiction writing at The New School in Manhattan and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more at