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Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: May 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250804877

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A propulsive audiobook about a story too good not to steal and the writer who steals it.

Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he is teaching in a third-rate masters of fine arts program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years.

When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism—but then he hears the plot.

Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told.

In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised, and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him.

Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his “sure thing” of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?

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  • “The suspense quotient is through the roof…It’s remarkable.”

    - Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “[A] devilishly compelling tale of ambition run amok.”

    - O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “[A] staggeringly good literary thriller.”

    - Shelf Awareness
  • “Jean Hanff Korelitz’s riveting novel is a story within a story that is a Rubik’s Cube of twists”

  • “A page-turner of the highest order.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Psychologically acute and breathtakingly suspenseful, you’ll find yourself rushing towards a finale both astonishing and utterly earned.”

    - Megan Abbott, author of Give Me Your Hand


  • An Oprah Magazine Pick of Best Books of the Month
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mystery & Suspense
  • An Indie Next List Pick for May
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021
  • A Wall Street Journal Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Books
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Crime Books
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Best Book of the Year in Thrillers

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About the Author

Jean Hanff Korelitz grew up in Manhattan and was educated at Dartmouth and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of You Should Have Known, Admission, The White Rose, and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as the children’s book Interference Powder and The Properties of Breath, a collection of poetry. Her nonfiction has appeared in various anthologies and in publications such as Vogue, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest and the New York Times.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is a musician, actor, and professional narrator. Noted for his work in teen and juvenile audio, he has garnered over twenty Earphones Awards. His audiobook credits include Jesse Kellerman’s The Genius, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, and George R. R. Martin’s Selections from Dreamsongs.