Ladykiller: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Everyone has a story. But not everyone’s story is true.

When a young woman vanishes from her remote Greek island estate, her best friend races to find her, using clues found in the explosive manuscript she left behind.

“Full of sun, sex, money, and greed, not since Gone Girl have unreliable narrators been this fun.”—Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author of The Cloisters

Gia and Abby have been friends since childhood, forever bonded by the tragedy that unfolded in Greece when they were eighteen. Now thirty, heiress Gia is back in Greece with her shiny new husband, entertaining glamorous guests with champagne under the hot Mediterranean sun, while bookish Abby is working fourteen-hour days as an attorney. When Gia invites Abby on an all-expenses-paid trip to Sweden to celebrate her birthday, Abby’s thrilled to reconnect.

But on the day of her flight, Abby receives an ominous email that threatens to unearth the skeletons of her past, and when she and Gia’s brother, Benny, arrive in Sweden, Gia isn’t there. Worried, Abby and Benny fly to Greece, where they find Gia’s beachfront estate eerily deserted, the sole clue to her whereabouts the manuscript she penned, detailing the events leading up to her disappearance. Gia’s narrative reveals the dark truth about her provocative new marriage and the dirty secrets of their seductive guests, a story almost too scandalous to be believed. But the pages end abruptly, leaving more questions than answers.

How much of Gia’s story is true? Where is she now? And will Abby find her before it’s too late?

About the Author

Katherine Wood is a native of Mississippi and a graduate of the University of Southern California. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, a naughty pug, and a ferocious kitty.

Praise For…

“A missing woman, a dark secret, and a sizzling romance set in the glamorously decadent world of the uber-rich—Ladykiller is a salacious and steamy thriller with utterly unpredictable twists and turns until the mind-bending conclusion.”—Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
Ladykiller is the perfect mix of setting, atmosphere, and tension. A past indiscretion (or more than one), a mysterious couple, a sun-drenched setting, unrequited love, and lust swirl together in this spellbinding novel from Katherine Wood. Trust no one, but read this immediately.”—Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of Please Join Us and Have You Seen Her

“An absolute knockout of a thriller, Katherine Wood has crafted the perfect summer read with Ladykiller. Sun-drenched and sultry with shades of Highsmith and Gillian Flynn, I was utterly mesmerized by this twisty, devious, staggering suspense loaded with gorgeous backdrops, long-buried secrets, toxic female friendship dynamics, and jaw-dropping twists you’ll never guess, try as you might! I could not tear myself away from it!”—May Cobb, author of The Hunting Wives
“Sexy and addictive, Ladykiller is one of the best thrillers I’ve read in years. From the first page, Wood works at a blistering pace, deftly ratcheting the tension until the reader can’t turn the pages fast enough! Full of sun, sex, money, and greed, not since Gone Girl have unreliable narrators been this fun.”—Katy Hays, New York Times bestselling author of The Cloisters
“A delicious cocktail of desire, deceit, and dark secrets set against a sun-soaked backdrop, Ladykiller is the perfect poolside read. Expertly plotted with twists that will keep you guessing, fans of White Lotus will devour this seductive thriller.”—Lindsay Cameron, author of Just One Look
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593726440
ISBN-10: 0593726448
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English