Burn after Reading

Catherine Ryan Howard

03-04-25

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03-04-25

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Thrillers

Description

From award-winning and internationally bestselling crime writer Catherine Ryan Howard comes Burn after Reading, an addictive and twisty new thriller about a man who may have committed murder and the ghostwriter charged with helping him protest his innocence.

A year ago, former professional cyclist Jack Smyth lost his wife in a fire at their home. But the nation’s sympathy turned to anger when it emerged that she had died before the fire started, in a violent attack. Although Jack has never been charged in connection to her death, a suffocating cloud of suspicion hangs over him and he’s become convinced that the only way out is to tell his side of the story.

When Emily Joyce is offered the gig as his ghostwriter, her main motivation for saying yes is the payday. She flies out to the eerie, empty, master-planned town of Sanctuary, Florida, to hole up with Jack for a week, getting his story down. 

But the story Jack tells isn’t the one she expected, and soon Emily is thrown into a dangerous plot twist that she may not be able to write her way out of …

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Language English
Release Day Mar 3, 2025
Release Date March 4, 2025
Release Date Machine 1741046400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Crime Thrillers
Author Bio
Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard is an internationally bestselling crime writer from Cork, Ireland. Her work has been shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel, the Crime Writers Association (UK) John Creasey/New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Awards, and the An Post Irish Crime Fiction Book of the Year multiple times. Her novels had been included in the New York Times Best Thrillers of the Year, the Washington Post’s Best Mysteries and Thrillers of the Year, and the New York Public Library’s Best Books for Adults. Obsession, the TV adaptation of Catherine’s fifth novel, the number one bestseller 56 Days, will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. She lives in Dublin.

Overview

From award-winning and internationally bestselling crime writer Catherine Ryan Howard comes Burn after Reading, an addictive and twisty new thriller about a man who may have committed murder and the ghostwriter charged with helping him protest his innocence.

A year ago, former professional cyclist Jack Smyth lost his wife in a fire at their home. But the nation’s sympathy turned to anger when it emerged that she had died before the fire started, in a violent attack. Although Jack has never been charged in connection to her death, a suffocating cloud of suspicion hangs over him and he’s become convinced that the only way out is to tell his side of the story.

When Emily Joyce is offered the gig as his ghostwriter, her main motivation for saying yes is the payday. She flies out to the eerie, empty, master-planned town of Sanctuary, Florida, to hole up with Jack for a week, getting his story down. 

But the story Jack tells isn’t the one she expected, and soon Emily is thrown into a dangerous plot twist that she may not be able to write her way out of …