Woman No. 17
by Edan Lepucki
- Thrillers & Suspense
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Don't get too close
High in the posh Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels decides to take a break from her husband. She hires a live-in nanny to care for her toddler son so she can finish her memoir. S, a magnetic young artist, instantly connects with both of Lady's sons and quickly becomes Lady's confidante.
But soon after S moves into the secluded guest house, her connection to Lady's older son takes a disturbing, possibly destructive, turn. S and Lady are playing a perilous game, and their every move endangers all they hold most dear.
Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this sinister, sexy noir about art, motherhood, and the intensity of female friendship further establishes Edan Lepucki, author of the bestseller California, as a major voice of her generation.
"An intricate, gripping story of people behaving very badly. You will want to race to the end to see what happens, but don't cheat yourself. This book deserves to be savored."-Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
"Edan Lepucki is the very best kind of writer: simultaneously generous and precise. I have long been an admirer of her prose."-Emma Straub
"[A] Hollywood noir about the electric bonds between women...this one is a safe bet for beach season."-The Week
"Lepucki's brisk style and arresting characterizations make for a compelling portrait of womanhood in the present moment."-Publishers Weekly
"Taut as a thriller (with plenty of sex and secrets), Woman No. 17 raises big questions about identity, art, ethics, parenthood, and more."-Rumaan Alam
"Lepucki's arch and provocative tale of elaborate and privileged dysfunction poses sharp questions about inheritance, self-expression, and love."-Booklist
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||May 1, 2017|