HILARY DAVIDSON

 
 
 

NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling has had her eye on Alex Traynor ever since his friend Cori fell to her death under suspicious circumstances a year ago. Cori’s death was ruled a suicide, but Sheryn thinks Alex—a wartime photojournalist suffering from PTSD—got away with murder.


When Alex’s fiancée, Emily, a talented and beloved local doctor, suddenly goes missing, Sheryn suspects that Alex is at the center of a sticky case. Sheryn dislikes loose ends, and Cori’s death had way too many of them.


But as Sheryn starts pulling at the threads in this web, her whole theory unravels. Everyone involved remembers the night Cori died differently—and the truth about her death could be the key to solving Emily’s disappearance.



REVIEWS OF ONE SMALL SACRIFICE


Kirkus Reviews: “A thoughtfully plotted and skillfully characterized procedural mystery… it’s easy to get drawn deeply into the various motives and secrets of each character because it’s so perfectly human for all of us to keep things hidden, even from those we love.”



ADVANCE PRAISE FOR ONE SMALL SACRIFICE


“Davidson’s latest novel is her best work yet. One Small Sacrifice is a fast-paced winner. Highly recommended.” —Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away


“Hilary Davidson’s One Small Sacrifice is both heart-pounding procedural and a rich, mesmerizing tale of the weight of trauma and the elusive nature of memory. Twisty, absorbing and deeply humane, it’s a thriller you won’t want to miss.” —Megan Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand


“A taut, compelling narrative with a nerve-tingling climax. Davidson turns clichés of the contemporary novel on their heads to create a wholly believable cast of characters. I hope we’ll see more of detective Sheryn Sterling.” —Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author of Shell Game


One Small Sacrifice is a terrific thriller with a big heart. A smart, compelling examination of guilt, blame, and responsibility that will keep you turning the pages. Hilary Davidson is a rising star of suspense.” —Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Beths


One Small Sacrifice hooked me hard. Hilary Davidson has written a riveting and beautifully layered thriller that satisfies on every level. The characters surprise, the plot twists, and the pages turn themselves.” —Lou Berney, Edgar Award–winning author of November Road


“Davidson has crafted a tightly woven mystery. Each thread of the intricate plot draws you toward one surprising revelation after another.” —Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tailspin


“I tore through this book! Hilary Davidson is at the top of her game with this masterful and twisty new novel that’s jam-packed with suspense. Filled with wonderfully diverse characters, breakneck pacing, and surprises at every turn, this modern mystery will thrill even the most old-school crime fiction lovers. This book satisfied me on so many levels.” —Jennifer Hillier, author of Jar of Hearts and Creep


“Hilary Davidson is one of the best crime writers on the planet. This novel is a dazzling work by a master operating at the height of her abilities. Dark, twisty, and psychologically complex, One Small Sacrifice kept me guessing and gasping until the final page. I couldn’t put it down, even though I didn’t want it to end.” —Chris Holm, Anthony Award-winning author of The Killing Kind


“Packed with secrets, lies and surprises, One Small Sacrifice kept me guessing to the very end. A gritty kaleidoscope of a thriller.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied


“Hilary Davidson’s One Small Sacrifice has it all — a can’t-miss protagonist in NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling, mysterious murders caught up in a web of lies, and an unforgettable, pulsating New York backdrop. Unsettling, layered and impossible to ignore, One Small Sacrifice shows us Davidson at the top of her game — proving once again that she’s one of the most unique, talented voices in modern crime fiction.” —Alex Segura, author of Dangerous Ends and Blackout




MORE ABOUT THE BOOK


ONE SMALL SACRIFICE (Hardcover ISBN: 978-1542042116) will be published on June 1, 2019, by Thomas & Mercer. It is available for pre-order from Amazon, Indiebound, and Target





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Photographs: Photos of Hilary Davidson, no credit; cover of Evil in All Its Disguises, courtesy of Forge.

 

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