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A Map of the Dark

Coming January 2018
from Mulholland Books/Little Brown
A MAP OF THE DARK
by Katia Lief writing as Karen Ellis

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"A Map of the Dark is a terrific novel, wonderfully written, richly populated, and utterly gripping from start to finish."
   —Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of THE TRAVELERS

"A beautifully rendered portrait of familial grief, loss, and decades-old demons wrapped inside a terrific race-against-time thriller starring a believably flawed heroine. I hope we haven't seen the last of FBI agent Elsa Myers, whose choices, past and present, will haunt me for a very long time."
   —Sarah Weinman, editor of WOMEN CRIME WRITERS: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s and TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES

"A Map of the Dark is a taut, tense, exciting read with a sharp and very human protagonist."
   —Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of WHAT YOU BREAK

"A riveting, breathless novel, equal parts police procedural and emotional personal journey. Karen Ellis's twisty plot, dark storytelling, and nail-biting action kept me reading far too late into the night. A triumph!"
   —Karen Dionne, author of THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER

Praise for Katia Lief's crime novels:

"Nail-biting suspense." (Richard Montanari)
"Mesmerizing." (Lisa Gardner)
"A new force to reckon with in...suspense." (Donna Anders)
"Suspense at a high level." (Midwest Book Review)
"Taut, clean storytelling." (Publishers Weekly)

Latest News:

Nominated for the 2016 Derringer Award for "The Orchid Grower"

Award Nominations for The Money Kill
Mary Higgins Clark Award
RT Reviewers Choice Award: Contemporary Mystery

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