Forthcoming in May from Simon & Schuster, this debut is violent, shocking and at times darkly funny. Featuring the inner workings of a glossy NYC magazine with flashbacks to the protagonist’s troubled past, Jessica Knoll’s LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE leaves room for a redemptive ending, even when telling the truth is the greatest risk of all.



In FREEDOM’S CHILD by Jax Miller, Freedom Oliver is under witness protection in Oregon, working at a local biker bar and getting liquored up most nights to try to blunt the pain of having given up both of her children years ago when she was accused of killing her husband, a cop. When she discovers her young adult daughter has possibly been kidnapped, she heads to Kentucky to try to find her. Told with whiplash narrative drive, this debut thriller is a doozy. Watch for it in June from Crown Publishing.