Need to Know (Hardcover)

By Karen Cleveland

Ballantine Books, 9781524797027, 304pp.

Publication Date: January 23, 2018

List Price: 26.00*
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February 2018 Indie Next List

“Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst working on Russian sleeper cells. She is good at her job, and dedicated. But what she discovers will blow apart everything she thought she knew about her life. What do you do when the choice is country or family? How do you protect your children - and Vivian cares deeply about her children - while walking a tightrope between two superpowers? What do you do when the betrayer is closer than you could have ever imagined? There are twists and turns aplenty as Vivian steps into a dangerous game that could destroy everything she loves and values. Karen Cleveland keeps the tension going right to the very last page.”
— Deon Stonehouse (P), Sunriver Books, Sunriver, OR
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar?

"Terrific."--John Grisham
"Superb."--Lee Child
"Breathtaking, heart-pounding."--Louise Penny
"A fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read."--Chris Pavone

Vivian Miller. High-powered CIA analyst, happily married to a man she adores, mother of four beautiful children. Until the moment she makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes.

She thought she knew her husband inside and out. But now she wonders if it was all a lie. How far will she go to learn the truth? And does she really . . .

. . . NEED TO KNOW?

Film rights sold to Universal Pictures for Charlize Theron - Rights sold in more than 20 markets

"Shaping up to be one of the year's biggest new thrillers."--Entertainment Weekly

"So timely . . . Think of the perfect mix of Homeland and The Americans. . . . Need to Know needs to be read by all who relish spy novels. As entertaining as it is informative and as irresistible as it is impossible to put down."--Providence Journal

"Pulse-pounding."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"Accomplished . . . a nonstop thriller tapping into a hot mix of contemporary digital counterintelligence, old-school spying and ageless family drama."--Shelf Awareness

"An early contender for next year's Gone Girl."--GQ (UK)

"The Russia page-turner that should be on everyone's list."--New York Post


About the Author

Karen Cleveland is a former CIA analyst. She has master's degrees from Trinity College Dublin (international peace studies) and Harvard University (public policy). Cleveland lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons. This is her first novel.