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THE HITMAN'S DAUGHTER
Escape into a breathlessly suspenseful mystery-meets-ghost story…
When a record-breaking ice storm hits on New Year’s Eve, hotel employee Mave Michael finds herself trapped with the guests who’ve come to celebrate a grand hotel’s last hurrah. The situation might even be romantic if the rundown chateau wasn’t reputed to be haunted—if the resident artist hadn’t been found dead in her suite—and if Mave’s father wasn’t a hitman who still sends her postcards from prison.
When she is framed for the murder, Mave must stay one step ahead of authorities pursuing her through the hotel’s byzantine corridors and subterranean tunnels. She can no longer deny the lessons in survival her father taught her—or her strange sixth sense for finding lost objects. Her investigation soon dovetails with a thirty-year-old cold case when she unearths a pile of human bones. The more Mave learns about the uncanny truth, the more she vows to stop running from her past.
Perfect for fans of chilling supernatural mysteries like The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James and Ink & Bone by Lisa Unger.
Publisher: Agora Books (Polis)
Rights inquiries: Ann Leslie Tuttle at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
Coming January 11, 2022 — PRE-ORDER:
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Photograph for Mock Cover: Alexander Krivitskiy on Unsplash
Artist: Cole Swanson