Complicit

Complicit

By Stephanie Kuehn

St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9781250044594, 250pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2014

Description

A YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick

Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor's fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she always got her way. Or else.
But today Cate got out. And now she's coming back for Jamie.
Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know the truth about their past. A truth she's kept hidden for years. A truth she's not supposed to tell.
Trust nothing and no one as you race toward the explosive conclusion of the gripping psychological thriller "Complicit" from Stephanie Kuehn, the William C. Morris Award--winning author of "Charm & Strange.



About the Author
STEPHANIE KUEHN holds degrees in linguistics and sport psychology, and is currently working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. "Charm & Strange" is her debut novel. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their three children, and a joyful abundance of pets. When she s not writing, she s running. Or reading. Or dreaming.


Praise For Complicit

"Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained  thriller author...Her confidence is what's so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not...Explosive."—Booklist (starred review) on Complicit “Kuehn’s second novel, after her Morris Award–winning Charm & Strange, powerfully examines how mental illness can turn into family tragedy that ripples far and wide beyond a single event. The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that’s tense and ambiguous from start to finish.”Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Complicit "Vivid...smart, gripping."--Kirkus reviews on Complicit Praise for Charm & Strange “Kuehn unwinds her story like a cat toy, teasing readers. Only when all the pieces are fit into the puzzle will the mystery at its heart become clear…. A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut.”—Kirkus Reviews "Kuehn absolutely nails the voice and keeps us on constant edge."—Booklist  "[Charm & Strange] is hands down one of THE best books I've read in some time."Once Upon a Prologue"Twisted and twisting. Relentlessly compelling. A must-read."Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Smoke, Tilt, and Crank, on Charm & Strange