Waiting On Wednesday (173) @lisalutz @randomhouse

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Accomplice
Lisa Lutz
Ballantine Books, January 2022
Mystery, Psychological Thriller

From the publisher—

Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question.

Owen Mann is charming, privileged, and chronically dissatisfied. Luna Grey is secretive, cautious, and pragmatic. Despite their differences, they form a bond the moment they meet in college. Their names soon become indivisible—Owen and Luna, Luna and Owen—and stay that way even after an unexplained death rocks their social circle.

They’re still best friends years later, when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. The police investigation sheds light on some long-hidden secrets, but it can’t penetrate the wall of mystery that surrounds Owen. To get to the heart of what happened and why, Luna has to dig up the one secret she’s spent her whole life burying.

The Accomplice brilliantly examines the bonds of shared history, what it costs to break them, and what happens when you start wondering how well you know the one person who truly knows you.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? I first “met” Lisa Lutz some years ago with her series, The Spellman Files. I still think they were some of the funniest, most entertaining private eye books I’ve ever read and I was a bit alarmed when the author turned to standalones and then to a darker kind of crime fiction. But wait! It turned out Lisa Lutz can write the heck out of more than one kind of mystery story and I’m just as hooked on her more recent work as The Spellman Files. Most interestingly, I’m never quite sure just what I’m going to find in her novels and that’s part of what makes them so enticing. Now, with The Accomplice, it seems a roller coaster ride is coming my way but one thing I can be sure of is a strong woman character will be front and center. I can barely wait!