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BookPeople Presents Authors Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin

Join us this evening as MysteryPeople welcomes one of the best crime fiction writers working today, Edgar Award-winner Megan Abbot. Her new thriller, The Fever, is the chilling story of a tight-knit family whose secrets unravel as a hazardous outbreak spreads through the family, school and community. This is Abbott's seventh novel. Also joining us is Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author Alison Gaylin with her third Brenna Spector novel, Stay with Me. Don't miss it!

About The Fever

The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security. A chilling story about guilt, family secrets and the lethal power of desire.

About Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is the Edgar Award-winning author of six previous novels. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University and has taught literature, writing, and film studies at New York University, the New School, and the State University of New York at Oswego. She lives in New York City.

About Stay With Me

Brenna Spector is held prisoner by the past. She has perfect memory, which allows her to recall in vivid and remarkable detail every moment of every day of her adult life. If only she could remember more from her child-hood . . . for she's still trying to unravel the mystery of her sister Clea's disappearance twenty-eight years ago when Clea was seventeen. But now her obsession with finding out what happened to Clea is taking a toll on her own teenage daughter, Maya, who's been very secretive lately. And when Maya goes missing, Brenna fears her worst nightmare has come true.

About Alison Gaylin

Alison Gaylin is the author of Into the Dark, the Shamus Award-winning And She Was, the Edgar-nominated thriller Hide Your Eyes, as well as its sequel, You Kill Me, and two stand-alone novels,Trashed and Heartless. A graduate of Northwestern University and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Alison lives with her husband and daughter in upstate New York.