By: Lisa Lutz
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.
"Masterfully plotted . . . both a keep-you-guessing mystery and a keenly and tenderly observed character study." —Attica Locke, author of Heaven, My Home
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—PopSugar, CrimeReads
Owen is rich, charming, chronically dissatisfied. His life is forever entangled with Luna Grey, his no-nonsense best friend struggling to hide her dark past. From the fateful day they meet in college, the two become inextricably linked. And in addition to their own trove of personal secrets, there is the deadly one they share. It forges a bond that will last decades.
Years later, Owen tends to disappear on his wife, Irene, for hours. Luna is now an assistant to the eccentric and reclusive artist Leo Whitman, who also happens to be Irene's stepfather. But when Luna finds Irene dead, the victim of a brutal crime, it unleases a torrent of secrets from the past as well as all that they would have preferred to have kept hidden in the present. Despite their innocence, the murder causes the walls to quickly close in around them.
The Accomplice examines the intense relationship between two very different misanthropic best friends. If secrets are what kept Owen and Luna together, they just might tear them apart, too. If they let them.