The Devil She Knows: A Novel

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Picador, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
18 Reviews
“A taut, knowing story...Maureen Coughlin is a hero for the ages, a character who jumps off the page and demands the reader’s full attention.”—Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing

Maureen Coughlin’s life isn’t turning out as planned. At twenty-nine, she’s stuck waiting tables in a Staten Island bar, and her only excitement comes from the next cigarette or a discreet dash of coke before her shift. But when a tryst between her coworker Dennis and an aspiring state senator named Frank Sebastian turns deadly, Maureen is jolted out of her routine. Soon she’s on the run through the borough’s seedy underbelly, desperate to stop Sebastian. She thinks she has seen the face of evil—and she doesn’t know the half of it. A smoldering, hard-boiled crime story with a tough new heroine, The Devil She Knows has suspense to burn.

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The plot is a slow burn. - Goodreads
But the writing is great. - Goodreads
Bill Loehfelm is a terrific writer.” - Goodreads
He does a great job writing from a female POV also. - Goodreads
She ignores his advice. - Kirkus
Maureen doesn't like taking advice or orders. - Goodreads

Review: The Devil She Knows: A Novel

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book mainly for its in-depth view of Staten Island. As a prior resident of Brooklyn and employee of Manhattan, I know how Staten Island is viewed by the other boroughs. It's treated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ceilidh - Goodreads

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About the author (2012)

Bill Loehfelm is the author of Fresh Kills, the first winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and another novel, Bloodroot. He was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Staten Island; he lives in New Orleans with his wife, the writer AC Lambeth.

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