Three Thriller Debuts: Feb. 2024, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

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Barker-White, Eleanor. My Name Was Eden. Morrow. Feb. 2024. ISBN 9780063341296. $28. THRILLER

Home from the hospital after having miraculously survived a near-drowning, teenage Eden is acting strangely. She’s well behaved and charming and suddenly starts calling herself Eli—the name her mother had intended to give Eden’s unborn twin sister. What’s happening? From British-based author Barker-White.

Hollander, Jenny. Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Feb. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250890849. $28. Downloadable. THRILLER

Nine years ago, Charlie Colbert fled a bloody scene at her elite journalism school on Christmas Eve, more culpable than she’s willing to admit. She’s since built a career as editor in chief of a major magazine but then learns that a film is being made that promises to reveal the truth about the event. Now she’ll protect herself at any cost. With a 200,000-copy first printing; Hollander is director of content strategy at Marie Claire.

Sierra, Tracy. Nightwatching. Pamela Dorman: Viking. Feb. 2024. 368p. ISBN 9780593654767. $29. THRILLER

One night, hearing heavy footsteps on the stairs, a mother hustles her children into a secret room in the oldest part of the house, hidden behind a wall. As the intruder hunts for them, trying to entice the children with sweet promises, she recognizes who he is and, as the survivor of a crime no one acknowledges, the gravity of the danger she faces. Preempted by Scott Free Productions, Ridley Scott’s company.

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Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; winner of ALA's Louis Shores Award for reviewing; and past president, awards chair, and treasurer of the National Book Critics Circle, which awarded her its inaugural Service Award in 2023.

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