Author

Wendy Walker

Wendy Walker
  • From the author of All Is Not Forgotten and American Girl comes a brand new thriller that will chill you to the bone.

    When young research student, Clara Quinn, comes across three victims of suicide who died under eerily similar circumstances, she turns to local detective, Walt Iver, to help investigate. The investigations into their deaths were hasty and, in Clara’s view, dismissive—and one of them was on Detective Iver’s watch.

    Still tormented by his last case involving a serial killer two towns north, Detective Iver struggles with the news that he may have missed crucial evidence in the suicide case. He moved here with his family to get away from homicides, hoping to save his marriage and outrun the nightmares. But as Clara and Detective Iver begin to uncover the truth about the dead women, the killer is ready to strike again—not once, but twice.

    Told from multiple points of view in multiple timelines, Kill Me Softly is an action forward thriller that dives into the psychosis of killers, societal perceptions of victims, and the debilitating effect of crime on those driven to stop it.

  • “Wendy Walker’s unforgettable thriller will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Greer Hendricks, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Wife between Us

    A pulse-pounding novel about a small-town business owner found dead and the teenage girl caught in the crosshairs, American Girl is the latest thriller from internationally bestselling author Wendy Walker.

    Charlie Hudson, an autistic seventeen-year-old, is determined to leave Sawyer, PA, as soon as she graduates high school. In the meantime, she works as many hours as she can at a sandwich shop called the Triple S to save money for college. But when shop owner Clay Cooper—a man both respected and feared in their small, economically depressed town—is found dead, each member of his staff becomes a suspect in the perplexing case. Before she can go anywhere, Charlie must protect herself and her friends by uncovering the danger that is still lurking in their tight-knit community.

    Based on the #1 bestselling audio, American Girl is a riveting thriller told through the eyes of an unforgettable protagonist.

  • “Chilling psychological acuity…Part of the fun is figuring out how everything ties together in the end.”—New York Times Book Review

    “Absolutely splendid storytelling, a book to entertain, to immerse, and to challenge.”—A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

    Bestselling author Wendy Walker returns with a new dark, twisty, and highly addictive psychological thriller about a cold case detective who finds herself the target of an obsessed stalker after saving his life.

    Detective Elise Sutton is a forensics expert with a knack for solving cold cases and a deep knowledge of the criminal mind. She prides herself on being rational and in control, until a crisis at a department store leaves her steeped in guilt and self-doubt about whether she did the right thing to save a man’s life.

    Elise is hailed as a hero, but she doesn’t feel like one. She soon grows numb, even to her husband and daughters, as she sets out to find the one man who might know the truth. When she finds him—or did he find her?—their connection sets off a terrifying game of cat and mouse, threatening Elise and the people she loves most.

    Wendy Walker has crafted a brilliantly complicated, absorbing, and tension-filled psychological thriller with a shocking final twist that rivals The Woman in the Window and The Silent Patient.

    New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection