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The Secret History meets Sharp Objects in this stunning debut about murder and glamour set in the ambiguous and claustrophobic world of an exclusive New England prep school.

Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly—a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession—but memory and instinct won’t allow Nica’s older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed.

Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer.

Compulsively readable, Lili Anolik’s debut novel combines the verbal dexterity of Marisha Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics and the haunting atmospherics and hairpin plot twists of Megan Abbott’s Dare Me.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Great story, great twists, great insights—a brilliant start to a novelist’s career. Dark Rooms gallops out of the gate but the ride is so smooth. Words are rose petals in Lili Anolik’s hands. What a privilege to get in on the ground floor with this exciting new writer. Already can’t wait for what’s next!”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Burning Room

  • “The bullet that snuffs out the life of sixteen-year-old wild child Nica Baker hits her family like a hollow point, especially psychologically enmeshed big sister Grace, in this suspenseful, sad, and shattering first novel from Vanity Fair contributing editor Anolik…Whether or not you believe in ghosts, Anolik’s debut will haunt you.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Insightful, complex…Anolik excels in capturing the nonplussed attitudes of teenagers not fully aware of the ramifications of their actions…Anolik’s haunting debut is tough to put down and will stay with you for a long time. The author’s characters and tone recall Donna Tartt’s The Secret History or Kimberly Pauley’s Ask Me.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “[A] thrilling debut…As much as this is a crime drama, it’s also a coming-of-age novel. The plot is high suspense, but it’s the strength of the characters—and the strength of Anolik’s hypnotic, unfussy prose—that gives the book its lasting force. Wholly absorbing and emotionally rich, this novel dodges Law & Order: Special Victims Unit clichés to deliver something deeply satisfying.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Fascinating, disturbing, mysterious, and at times, downright creepy—Lili Anolik’s wonderfully twisted debut novel will intoxicate readers!”

    John Searles, bestselling author of Help for the Haunted

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About the Author

Lili Anolik’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, and Believer. She graduated from Princeton University and received her MFA from Boston University. She lives in New York City with her husband and baby.