The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry
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The Innocent Sleep is a great psychological thriller and a poignant examination of a marriage that’s bordering between salvation and dissolution. This is a debut novel that will catch fire.”

—Nelson DeMille,

New York Times bestselling author of The Panther

“A truly remarkable novel. The Innocent Sleep is a pitch-perfect balance of driving plot and honest, complex human emotion. Written in a captivating, lyrical style and brilliantly structured, the story grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go.”

—Jeffery Deaver,

New York Times bestselling author of The Stone Monkey

“That powerful thing, a beautifully written mystery driven by its exploration of the characters' innermost hearts—of the inexorable ripples that loss sends out, and the terrible damage people can do to those they love most. Both as a crime novel and as an emotional journey, it's gripping stuff.”

—Tana French,

New York Times bestselling author of Broken Harbor and Faithful Place

The Innocent Sleep kicks off with a gut punch of every parents’ worst fear and never lets up. Part thriller, part introspective emotional novel, the book dives into what it feels like to survive the unthinkable, and then—what if—you could get it all back…Highly original and highly entertaining.”

—Ace Atkins,

New York Times bestselling author of Wicked City and Devil’s Garden

“Gripping from its dramatic opening chapter, this tense, unpredictable novel blends a thriller with an intimate family story to produce a most compulsive read.”

—John Boyne,

author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

“Accomplished… A dark mystery about unimaginable loss and irrevocable choices… Perry delivers an intriguingly emotional and unconventional debut.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Smart… Deceit, infidelity, and surprising twists make this a satisfying debut.”

Publishers Weekly

“Deliciously taut... the haunting, sometimes vague flashbacks to Tangiers create a sense of alluring, exotic danger. Readers drawn to the intense emotion and zero-sum conflict of Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog (1999) will love this one, as will those captivated by the missing-person intrigues in Laura Lippman’s What the Dead Know (2007) and Lisa Scottoline’s Look Again (2009).”

Booklist (Starred Review)

“Impossible to put down. This pulse pounding thriller is bristling with suspense—a fantastic debut.”

—John Hart,

author of Iron House and The Last Child

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