The Devil She Knows: A Novel

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Picador, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
6 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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Review: The Devil She Knows (Maureen Coughlin #1)

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A new author, I think he will be good! Read full review

Review: The Devil She Knows (Maureen Coughlin #1)

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Once again I am craving a 3.5 but decided to be generous a I think the heroine is impressively original and believable. bad guy is a bit unsubtle but interesting setting. Will try next in the series. Read full review

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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