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Kate White and Andrea Bartz, in Conversation (Virtual Author Event)

Thursday July 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a virtual conversation between Kate White and Andrea Bartz! We’re celebrating the release of Kate’s new book, The Second Husband,  and the paperback release of Andrea’s book, We Were Never Here.

About The Second Husband: 

After losing her husband Derrick in what appears to have been a random street crime, thirtysomething Emma has built a new life with widower Tom, who is kind, handsome, driven, and successful. Emma is finally able to feel safe again, both in her relationship with Tom and in the home they’ve made together on the Connecticut shore.  Then one day a homicide detective shows up at Emma and Tom’s door asking questions. Though Emma had been cleared of her husband’s murder, it appears that law enforcement is taking another look at her and the case. What exactly have they found? And will the renewed investigation ruin Emma’s chances for a happy life? A gripping, unpredictable psychological thriller that asks how well we really know the ones we love, The Second Husband is Kate White at her finest.

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of eight standalone psychological thrillers, including Have You Seen Me? (2020) and The Fiancée (June 2021), as well as eight Bailey Weggins mysteries, including Such a Perfect Wife, which was nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award. Kate, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, is also the author of several popular career books for women, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead, as well as the editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook.

About We Were Never Here: Emily is having the time of her life with her best friend, Kristen, in the stunning mountains of Chile—until she enters their hotel suite to find it covered in blood. Kristen claims the cute backpacker she brought to their room attacked her and she had no choice but to kill him in self-defense. Panicked, Emily helps her hide the body, but as the walls close in on their cover-up, she wonders if they can truly outrun their dark secrets…and if she can really trust her closest friend. After all, this isn’t the first time one of their trips has ended in bloodshed.  This title is a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A Marie Claire Book Club Pick • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and Marie Claire.

Andrea Bartz  is a Brooklyn-based journalist and the New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Never Here, The Lost Night, and The Herd. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Vogue, and many other outlets, and she’s held editorial positions at Glamour, Psychology Today, and Self, among other publications.

Please register; Zoom links will be sent out before the event.

Book giveaways will be part of this event!

Co-sponsored by the Avon, Farmington and Simsbury Libraries.


Thursday July 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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