On Sale: January 10, 2023
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Suspense | Mystery
COME AWAY FROM HER is a boldly written mystery-suspense
novel set in the rural town of Black Walnut. The story
revolves around the arrival of Tess, a deaf woman running
from her past, who unwittingly sets into motion a chain of
disturbing events as she is forced to share her secrets with
the strangers around her. Her presence upsets the status quo
for the townspeople, none more so than for Cap, the pastor
of the local church whose life has been marred by substance
abuse and tragedy. The morning that Cap discovers a dead
body outside the church, life as the town knows it is
In the vein of Big Little Lies, the identity of the
victim is concealed until the climatic end of the story, but
everyone in town, including Cap, has a motive. There is
Maggie, an unmoored woman who numbs reality with
pharmaceuticals and strange crimes; Wade, whose philandering
ways are town gossip; Butch, a teenager struggling over his
parent’s divorce and his own identity; and Robin, who
is desperate for a way out of her marriage to Chuck, a
violent man driven by ignorance and self-loathing.
Written in Gailey’s critically-acclaimed style
described by the NY Times as “Beautiful and
brutal,” portrays its characters with compelling
nuances, peeling back layer after layer until we discover
the truth about the murder and its aftermath in a series of
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