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As Night Falls (Hardcover)
July 2015 Indie Next List
“If you want to experience a great psychological thriller, you must read As Night Falls. Sandy has tried to leave her past behind and start a new life, but it comes crashing in on her in a vicious way. Two convicts break into her house, and that is just the beginning of the terror as Sandy must try to face the past and save her family. I could not put this book down!”
— Melissa Wade, Vero Beach Book Center, Vero Beach, FL
From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.
Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close.
In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy's husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.
Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he's looking for . . . before he disappears forever.
Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.
Praise for As Night Falls
Electric . . . Jenny Milchman mixes psychological thrills with adventure . . . to shoot her readers with an extreme jolt of adrenaline. . . . Milchman's talent for building atmosphere will have readers wondering if they re shivering from the story's excitement or northern New York's winter cold. Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Great psychological thrillers work on two levels: as action-based mysteries and as emotionally resonant personal stories. Jenny Milchman balances both . . . with equal intensity. . . . You may not be able to finish As Night Falls] in one sitting, but you ll want to. BookPage
Gripping . . . a fast-paced tale that should keep readers eagerly turning pages. Publishers Weekly
Praise for Jenny Milchman
Tight and suspenseful . . . Milchman has a gift that allows her to delve deep into the mind and psyche of her characters, and fans of dark plots like the works of Gillian Flynn will find another author to savor. RT Book Reviews
Extreme, heart-pounding action . . . essential for psychological thriller fanatics. Library Journal
A complex and intriguing tale, adeptly pacing the narrative as danger escalates. Publishers Weekly
Cover of Snow
Everything a great suspense novel should be tense, emotional, mysterious, and satisfying . . . Let's hope this is the start of a long career. Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Personal
An emotional roller-coaster ride through the darkest night, with blinding twists and occasionally fatal turns . . . a richly woven story. Booklist (starred review)
Milchman tackles small-town angst where evil can simmer under the surface with a breathless energy and a feel for realistic characters. The Seattle Times
About the Author
Jenny Milchman is the author of Cover of Snow, which won the Mystery Writers of America s Mary Higgins Clark Award, Ruin Falls, and As Night Falls. She is the chair of the International Thriller Writers Debut Authors Program, a member of the Mystery Writers of America and New York Writers Workshop, and the creator and organizer of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, which is celebrated annually in all fifty states. Milchman lives in the Hudson Valley with her family."