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The Big Thrill Recommends: COME WITH ME by Erin Flanagan

Recommended by Dimitris Passas

Erin Flanagan’s first steps as an author earned her both the respect of the readership as well as critical acclaim, leading to her winning the prestigious 2022 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author for Deer Season. In her latest outing, Flanagan dives deep into the theme of virulent female friendship in a manner that brings to mind box-office hits like Single White Female and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

Gwen is a single mom who struggles to overcome her grief over her husband’s untimely death and desperately needs a job to make ends meet for her family. Finally, she manages to land a new position in a company, chiefly due to the involvement of a past acquaintance, Nicola Kimmel, who seems all too eager to rekindle her relationship with Gwen and lend a hand in any way possible. However, as the story evolves, Nicola becomes ever more intrusive, violating Gwen’s personal space and life, forcing her to think that perhaps Nicola has a hidden agenda that may be truly sinister.

Written in Flanagan’s captivating style and featuring brilliant characterization, COME WITH ME is another winner from one of the most promising new voices in the genre. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable ride.


The Big Thrill Recommends: COME WITH ME by Erin Flanagan