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STEPHANIE KUEHN is the William C. Morris award-winning author of CHARM & STRANGE, and holds degrees in linguistics and sport psychology, and is currently working toward a doctorate in clinical psychology. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their three children, and a joyful abundance of pets. When she's not writing, she's running. Or reading. Or dreaming.

Reviews

Praise for "Charm & Strange" "Kuehn unwinds her story like a cat toy, teasing readers. Only when all the pieces are fit into the puzzle will the mystery at its heart become clear.... A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut."--"Kirkus" reviews "Kuehn absolutely nails the voice and keeps us on constant edge."--"Booklist """ "["Charm & Strange"] is hands down one of THE best books I've read in some time."--Once Upon a Prologue "Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author...Her confidence is what's so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not...Explosive." --Booklist (starred review)"Kuehn's second novel, after her Morris Award-winning Charm & Strange, powerfully examines how mental illness can turn into family tragedy that ripples far and wide beyond a single event. The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that's tense and ambiguous from start to finish." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Alternating between past and present, Kuehn sustains the tension through first-person narration and revealing flashbacks. Complicit ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers." --School Library Journal (starred review)"Vivid...smart, gripping." --Kirkus Reviews"An enjoyable and cinematic suspense thriller...literarily delicious." --Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books review"Kuehn's latest is a quick, compelling read that takes a really fresh look at topics like mental illness and adoption. Complicit is a refreshing, different take on the YA norm." --RT Book Review (3 stars)"Complicit combines Kuehn's characteristically gorgeous prose with riveting plot twists and rich, complicated characters to create an unputdownable thriller with style and substance to spare." --Book Riot"A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller." --Huffington Post Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author...Her confidence is what's so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not...Explosive. Booklist (starred review) Kuehn's second novel, after her Morris Award-winning Charm & Strange, powerfully examines how mental illness can turn into family tragedy that ripples far and wide beyond a single event. The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that's tense and ambiguous from start to finish. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Alternating between past and present, Kuehn sustains the tension through first-person narration and revealing flashbacks. Complicit ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers. School Library Journal (starred review) Vivid...smart, gripping. Kirkus Reviews An enjoyable and cinematic suspense thriller...literarily delicious. Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books review Kuehn's latest is a quick, compelling read that takes a really fresh look at topics like mental illness and adoption. Complicit is a refreshing, different take on the YA norm. RT Book Review (3 stars) Complicit combines Kuehn's characteristically gorgeous prose with riveting plot twists and rich, complicated characters to create an unputdownable thriller with style and substance to spare. Book Riot A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller. Huffington Post" Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author...Her confidence is what's so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not...Explosive. "Booklist (starred review)" Kuehn's second novel, after her Morris Award-winning "Charm & Strange," powerfully examines how mental illness can turn into family tragedy that ripples far and wide beyond a single event. The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that's tense and ambiguous from start to finish. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)" Alternating between past and present, Kuehn sustains the tension through first-person narration and revealing flashbacks. "Complicit" ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers. "School Library Journal (starred review)" Vivid...smart, gripping. "Kirkus Reviews" An enjoyable and cinematic suspense thriller...literarily delicious. "Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books review" Kuehn's latest is a quick, compelling read that takes a really fresh look at topics like mental illness and adoption. Complicit is a refreshing, different take on the YA norm. "RT Book Review (3 stars)" Complicit combines Kuehn's characteristically gorgeous prose with riveting plot twists and rich, complicated characters to create an unputdownable thriller with style and substance to spare. "Book Riot" A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller. "Huffington Post"" "Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author...Her confidence is what's so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not...Explosive.""--Booklist "(starred review) "" "Kuehn's second novel, after her Morris Award-winning "Charm & Strange," powerfully examines how mental illness can turn into family tragedy that ripples far and wide beyond a single event. The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that's tense and ambiguous from start to finish.""--""Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Vivid...smart, gripping.""--Kirkus Reviews """ "Alternating between past and present, Kuehn sustains the tension through first-person narration and revealing flashbacks. "Complicit" ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers.""--School Library Journal" (starred review) "An enjoyable and cinematic suspense thriller...literarily delicious." "--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books" review "Kuehn's latest is a quick, compelling read that takes a really fresh look at topics like mental illness and adoption. Complicit is a refreshing, different take on the YA norm." "--RT Book Review" (3 stars) "Complicit combines Kuehn's characteristically gorgeous prose with riveting plot twists and rich, complicated characters to create an unputdownable thriller with style and substance to spare." "--"Book Riot "A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller." "--Huffington Post" Praise for "Complicit" "Kuehn writes with the fleetness of a trained thriller author...Her confidence is what's so invigorating: every page makes a firm, surprising choice, whether you like it or not...Explosive.""--Booklist "(starred review) "" "Kuehn's second novel, after her Morris Award-winning "Charm & Strange," powerfully examines how mental illness can turn into family tragedy that ripples far and wide beyond a single event. The prose is as hallucinatory as the madness Jamie seeks to uncover in a novel that's tense and ambiguous from start to finish.""--""Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Vivid...smart, gripping.""--Kirkus Reviews """ "Alternating between past and present, Kuehn sustains the tension through first-person narration and revealing flashbacks. "Complicit" ensnares readers from the first page with its surprising twists and revelations. Recommend it to fans of psychological thrillers.""--School Library Journal" (starred review) "An enjoyable and cinematic suspense thriller...literarily delicious." "--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books" review "Kuehn's latest is a quick, compelling read that takes a really fresh look at topics like mental illness and adoption. Complicit is a refreshing, different take on the YA norm." "--RT Book Review" (3 stars) "Complicit combines Kuehn's characteristically gorgeous prose with riveting plot twists and rich, complicated characters to create an unputdownable thriller with style and substance to spare." "--"Book Riot "A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller." "--Huffington Post" Praise for "Charm & Strange" "Kuehn unwinds her story like a cat toy, teasing readers. Only when all the pieces are fit into the puzzle will the mystery at its heart become clear.... A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut.""--Kirkus Reviews" "Kuehn absolutely nails the voice and keeps us on constant edge.""--Booklist """ "["Charm & Strange"] is hands down one of THE best books I've read in some time.""--"Once Upon a Prologue"Twisted and twisting. Relentlessly compelling. A must-read.""--"Ellen Hopkins, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Smoke, ""Tilt, " and "Crank, " on "Charm & Strange"

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