More Than You’ll Ever Know
LORE RIVERA LOVED TWO MEN. UNTIL ONE OF THEM SHOT THE OTHER . . . A stunning, gripping debut of love, marriage and murder
‘A triumph. By turns heart-pounding and heart-wrenching . . . More Than You’ll Ever Know is a special novel from a very special writer’ CHRIS WHITAKER
‘One of the best suspenseful dramas I’ve read in years. An exceptional, stunning debut – I absolutely loved it’ ASHLEY AUDRAIN
Lore Rivera was married to two men at once, until on a baking hot day in 1986, one of them found out and shot the other. A secret double life, a tragic murder.
That’s the story the world knows.
It’s not the story that fascinates Cassie Bowman.
Carrying the weight of her own family tragedy, true-crime writer Cassie wants to know more about the mysterious woman at the heart of it all: Lore.
And to her surprise, Lore is willing to talk – about how a dance became an affair; how a marriage became a murder.
As the two women grow closer, Cassie finds she can’t help but confess her own darkest secrets.
But when it becomes clear that there might be more to the night of the murder than anyone realised, can either woman face up to the thing they’ve been hiding from . . . the truth?
‘Enthralling, breathtaking and propulsive, More Than You’ll Ever Know is the kind of book that only comes around once every decade’ MAY COBB, author of The Hunting Wives
‘As addictive as a real-life who-dunnit, this is a page-turner brimming with empathy. Katie Gutierrez is a force’ JULIA FINE, author of The Upstairs House
‘A suspenseful mystery, a family drama…you won’t be able to put this book down’ LARA PRESCOTT, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept
‘A stunning portrait of female reckoning. More Than You’ll Ever Know is a wonder to behold’ DANYA KUFAFKA, bestselling author of Notes On An Execution
A sprawling, stunning, twisting triumph. By turns heart-pounding and heart-wrenching, this is a story of marriage and murder, of the secrets we endure and the lies we tell ourselves to keep them. So achingly clever and stylish, More Than You'll Ever Know is a special novel from a very special writer -- Chris Whitaker I was enthralled with More Than You'll Ever Know from the very first pages of Gutierrez's rich and assured writing. A gripping and thoughtful exploration of motherhood and marriage, the complexity of female desire, and the consequence of our obsession with true crime, it's one of the best suspenseful dramas I've read in years. An exceptional, stunning debut-I absolutely loved it -- Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push A stunning portrait of female reckoning - Katie Gutierrez creates layered and vivid characters, forced to confront the complexities of their own desires. An immaculate novel that explores marriage and choice, partnership and autonomy, More Than You'll Ever Know is a wonder to behold -- Danya Kufafka, bestselling author of Notes On An Execution Smart, sophisticated and sly, Katie Gutierrez masterfully weaves a tale of two families, a double life and an ultimate act of passion that will have you on the edge of your seat as the truth is revealed. There are thrillers that tease, but More Than You'll Ever Know will haunt your dreams. A stunning debut from a magnificent storyteller -- Adriana Trigiani A tale of two women, two timelines, two sides of a border and two husbands, More Than You'll Ever Know is a novel both compelling and resonant - a novel which grips you like a thriller as you are reading it, with characters and themes which linger in the mind like the best literary fiction. This is an unforgettable story, told brilliantly - one of those novels where from the first page you know you are in the hands of a writer of verve, confidence and conviction -- Ellery Lloyd A taut, unputdownable thriller, but also a gorgeously written examination of motherhood, ambition, and sacrifice, set between Texas and Mexico city. I loved every moment. -- Grace Li, Sunday Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief This is a crime book unlike any I've read before. More Than You'll Ever Know is written with such beauty and tenderness - about the ferocity of love, the lure of desire, and the strength of family bonds. It blew me away -- L.V. Matthews * bestselling author of Richard & Judy pick, The Twins * What happens when a mother wants more? A seductive, urgent tale about desire, family, the pursuit of truth, and the art of storytelling, More Than You'll Ever Know will astonish readers with its vastness, romance, tragedy, and abundant heart. I became obsessed with Katie Gutierrez's restless, secret-keeping heroines and didn't want this book to ever end -- Jessamine Chan, New York Times bestselling author of The School for Good Mothers Enthralling, breathtaking, and propulsive, MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW is the kind of book that only comes around once every decade. With hypnotic, shimmering prose set against a masterful plot, Katie Gutierrez has crafted an explosive modern classic--a groundbreaking, razor-sharp exploration of what it means to be a woman in all its complexity, as well as a deep dive into the morally gray areas of the double lives we all lead. Equal parts literary tour de force and domestic suspense, with a sweeping, sprawling narrative, More Than You'll Ever Know is poised to become the buzziest book of the year -- May Cobb, author of The Hunting Wives I love this book more than Dolores "Lore" Rivera loves both her families and now you have to read this book to understand what I mean * CrimeReads * Every book here does something new and exciting within the genre, managing to tackle big, weighty themes while also being exceptionally readable . . . An unapologetic, unflinching examination of love, sacrifice and desire -- Grace Li, Sunday Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief * Washington Post * As addictive as a real-life who-dunnit, with thoughtful attention to the ethical implications of the true crime genre, More Than You'll Ever Know explores how we entangle ourselves one choice at a time, and what it costs to unravel the damage. Crystalline and multi-faceted, this is a page-turner brimming with empathy, a window into 1980s Mexico City and Laredo, and the ways community both bouys and pulls us under. Katie Gutierrez is a force, and she writes fabulously complicated, fully-realized characters who will linger with you long after the final page -- Julia Fine, author of The Upstairs House and What Should Be Wild It's difficult to believe that this masterful novel is a first book. Katie Gutierrez handles its dangerous turns like a Formula One driver. That elegance, darkness, even fear are deftly intertwined in the story make it a wonderful read. More books, please -- Luis Alberto Urrea With thrilling, atmospheric prose set against an intricate plot, Katie Gutierrez's debut More Than You'll Ever Know is both a suspenseful mystery, a family drama, and an astute examination of motherhood, love, and secrets. I read this morally complex novel ravenously, desperate to discover the fates of the two women at its center. You won't be able to put this book down -- Lara Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept With beautifully written prose and razor-sharp insight, Katie Gutierrez draws us into More Than You'll Ever Know's gripping and complex world. Even as the dual storylines left me breathless, I found myself more captivated by Gutierrez's intimate and compassionate portrayal of these women, their men, and the many secrets they kept. Passionate, supremely intelligent, and thrilling -- Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee A sweeping novel, unflinching and evocative in its engrossing study of love, motherhood, sex, Mexico, journalism and more * Washington Post * Enthralling and beautifully written * Boston Globe * An evocative drama . . . This masterful work of literary suspense marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer * Mummy Pages UK * Suspenseful, seductive, gorgeously written * Minneapolis Star Tribune * A must-read for true crime lovers * Buzzfeed Books * A taut, unputdownable thriller but also a gorgeously written examination of motherhood, ambition, and sacrifice, set between Texas and Mexico City. I loved every moment. -- Grace Li, Sunday Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief
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