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New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars Sara Shepard makes her mark on adult fiction with this Hitchcockian double narrative composed of lies, false memories, and a protagonist who must uncover the truth for survival.
When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness.
Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Like why are her editor, agent, and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life? Her novel is completely fictional, isn’t it?
The deeper Eliza goes into her investigation while struggling with memory loss, the closer her life starts to resemble her novel, until the line between reality and fiction starts to blur and she can no longer tell where her protagonist’s life ends and hers begins.
Fans of Pretty Little Liars, S.J. Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep, and Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 will be drawn to the drama of feeling like no one is on your side, the high tension of not knowing who you can trust, the hair-raising truths hidden among lies, and a faceless, nameless presence controlling Eliza’s life from the shadows.
About the Author
Sara Shepard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series. She has also written other young adult series and novels, including The Lying Game, The Heiresses, and The Perfectionists. Sara now lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, sons, and dogs.
"A twisting, clever thriller with a smart, darkly funny, and totally unreliable narrator at its heart. I was rooting for the troubled, sharp-tongued Eliza, even as Shepard deftly blurred those very thin lines between lies and the truth, fact and fiction. A sizzler!" — Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter
"Sara Shepard dazzles with this spine-chilling thriller that blurs the lines of fact and fiction. Electric and smart with a witty protagonist readers won’t soon forget." — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL and EVERY LAST LIE
"Clever, compelling, and completely unpredictable, The Elizas kept me guessing until the very last page. Sara Shepard has spun a captivating story around an unreliable protagonist and the one mistake that refuses to stay in her past." — Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Stranger
“Clear your calendar; The Elizas is a clever, creepy mystery you’ll want to swallow in one sitting. Five enthusiastic stars!” — Kimberly Belle, international bestselling author of Little Boy Lost and The Marriage Lie
“The Elizas’s unreliable protagonist will haunt you. A twisty psychological thriller that is impossible to put down. Shepard is a true storyteller.” — Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A dark, twisty labyrinth of a psychological thriller with a fascinating, complex protagonist whose growing paranoia kept me in constant suspense.” — A.J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife and The Good Neighbor
"Eliza Fontaine is trying to figure out the truth of her attempted suicide. Or was it a murder? These questions and more will draw you into Sara Shepard’s complex and clever new thriller. This twisty-turny tale boasts an unreliable narrator par excellence: get ready to lose sleep and gain a new literary obsession." — Georgia Clark, author of The Bucket List and The Regulars
“In her first adult thriller, The Elizas, #1 New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard crafts a clever and unpredictable page-turner that follows a young woman on a desperate search for answers. Thoroughly enjoyable!” — Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Emma in the Night and All is Not Forgotten
“Who can you trust when you can’t even trust yourself? With an unreliable yet compelling heroine, Sara Shepard crafts an eerie tale of manipulation, inception, and betrayal that will leave readers questioning their own memories—and reality.” — Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly
"Shepard brings her knack for the tightly-wound thriller that earned Pretty Little Liars its runaway success to a whole new demographic. . . Clever and attention-grabbing, this is one book you won't be able to leave sitting on the nightstand for long."
"From a possible murder attempt to amnesia, prepare for tons of juicy plot twists!"
"A dark and twisty mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end."
“Astory blending Hitchcock, S.J. Watson, and Ruth Ware.”
"Buckle up Pretty Little Liars fans, because author Sara Shepard is here with her first adult novel, and it is sizzling."
"With a cast of dodgy characters and twists you won't see coming, the New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars will keep you on your toes until the very last page."
“A thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.”
“The dysfunctional, unreliable heroines of Girl on a Train and The Woman in the Window have a new sister-in-arms: Eliza Fontaine, protagonist of this adult novel by the author of the YA juggernaut Pretty Little Liars.”
"[A] twisted adult thriller about finding the fine line between fact and fiction."
"[A] page-turner… This is spring-break reading at its finest."
"This captivating thriller will keep readers rooting for Eliza—and trying to guess what is fact and what is fiction."
“Provocative… Eliza’s voice draws readers in, and her unreliable memory creates tension. Gillian Flynn fans will be satisfied.”
“[Shepard] pays close attention to cinematic details, practically projecting Eliza's descent into personal nightmare, where she cannot be certain of her own memories, onto a silver screen. A delicious Southern California noir riddled with muddled identities and family secrets.”
"A solid choice for psychological thriller aficionados."
"A brilliant narrative about a confused young woman struggling to separate fact from fiction in her life . . . Highly recommended for fans of eventually justified ‘paranoid woman’ characters who descend in a direct line from Charlotte Brontë to Ruth Ware."
"This intriguing story is as disconcerting for readers as it is for Eliza. Shepard weaves a complicated and ultimately chilling tale that will keep readers turning pages."
“Equal parts fun and disturbing, The Elizas delivers a heavy dose of psychodrama and a punchy, contemporary voice.”