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The Quarry Girls: A Thriller by [Jess Lourey]

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“[The Quarry Girls is] one of the most anticipated thrillers of the fall season…[The] novel is about innocence lost, the unwritten rules of silence in small towns, what ‘broken men’ do to others, and what boys growing into men do in packs that they would never do alone. And then there’s the courage of one woman who will not allow herself to be killed.” St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Like Unspeakable Things and Bloodline, Jess Lourey’s The Quarry Girls is ultimately a morality tale—almost a dark fairy tale except that the plots are rooted in reality and the danger is all too real. The sad fact is that there is no shortage of past crimes to prompt Jess Lourey’s creative mind, but readers can rest easy knowing that this author will approach every idea with deep reverence for the victims and a goal of providing a healing and heartfelt journey—for both the characters and their readers—within the pages of some truly exceptional crime fiction.” BOLO Books

“Jess Lourey’s new novel The Quarry Girls is a love letter to Gen-Xers and Murderinos everywhere.” The Big Thrill

“Few authors can blend the genuine fear generated by a sordid tale of true crime with evocative, three-dimensional characters and mesmerizing prose like Jess Lourey. Her fictional stories feel rooted in a world we all know but also fear. The Quarry Girls is a story of secrets gone to seed, and Lourey gives readers her best novel yet—which is quite the accomplishment. Calling it: The Quarry Girls will be one of the best books of the year.” —Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Secret Identity, Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, and Miami Midnight

“Jess Lourey once more taps deep into her Midwest roots and childhood fears with The Quarry Girls, an absorbing, true crime–informed thriller narrated in the compelling voice of young drummer Heather Cash as she and her bandmates navigate the treacherous and confusing ground between girlhood and womanhood one simmering and deadly summer. Lourey conveys the edgy, hungry restlessness of teen girls with a touch of Megan Abbott, while steadily intensifying the claustrophobic atmosphere of a small 1977 Minnesota town where darkness snakes below the surface.” —Loreth Anne White, Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Patient’s Secret

“Jess Lourey is a master of the coming-of-age thriller, and The Quarry Girls may be her best yet—as dark, twisty, and full of secrets as the tunnels that lurk beneath Pantown’s deceptively idyllic streets.” —Chris Holm, Anthony Award–winning author of The Killing Kind

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When I was seventeen, two of my friends snuck out of a hotel room while we were on a school trip and met up with some college guys. I stayed behind, too afraid to break the rules, and—if I’m honest—even more afraid of boys. My friends came back, and no one thought anything of it.

But what if they hadn’t come back? Would I feel responsible? What secrets would you keep to protect your friends? To protect yourself?

In
The Quarry Girls, Jess Lourey’s newest novel based on true Minnesota crimes, teenage Heather and her friend Brenda are like so many of us trying to act adult while still wishing for those simple games of childhood. They were playing an epic game in the town’s underground tunnels when they saw something they couldn’t explain.

It was right after that their best friend Maureen disappeared. And Maureen wasn’t the only teen to go missing.

Who do you tell when you think the people closest to you might be responsible for your friend’s disappearance?
The Quarry Girls is a heartbreaking rumination on loss of innocence. But it’s also a fierce, nail-biting story of suspense that uncovers the dangers of secrecy…especially from those closest to you.

—Jessica Tribble Wells, Editor

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09G6DMDVR
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (November 1, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 1, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3803 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 332 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Jess Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.

She's the Amazon Charts bestselling Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated, ITW Thriller award and Anthony award-winning author of nonfiction, children's books, YA adventure, magical realism, and crime fiction. She's a retired professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a TEDx presenter (check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind MAY DAY, her first published novel), and a leader of writing retreats for women and online creative writing classes for all.

She lives in Minneapolis with a rotating batch of foster kittens (and occasional foster puppies, but man are those goobers a lot of work). Drop by jessicalourey.com to find out more.

(The UNSPEAKABLE THINGS epilogue lives here: http://jessicalourey.com/survey-two.)

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