The Devil She Knows: A Novel

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Picador, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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"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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User Review  - glichman - LibraryThing

The Devil could be the darkness inside the characters in this book. Maureen, a late twenties waitress. Amber, her mother, never moved on from being abandoned by her husband eighteen years earlier. Nat ... Read full review

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User Review  - loosha - LibraryThing

A Staten Island waitress sees something she shouldn't see and finds herself up against a corrupt powerful politician who won't stop at murder. Maureen is a feisty woman, determined to outplay men ... Read full review

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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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