by Ellie Monago
Pub Date 05 Mar 2019
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From the bestselling author of Neighborly comes a twisty novel of psychological suspense about the lies three women tell to survive, and the ones they’d kill to keep hidden.
Everyone loves therapist Michael Baylor. He’s handsome. He’s respected. And he’s provided a safe place for his female patients. Now he’s dead, and a detective is casting a tight net for the murderer—because the good doctor may have done some very bad things with the women who trusted him. That’s if their stories check out.
There’s Lucinda, who struggled to process her childhood trauma even as she was falling in love with Dr. Baylor. Greer, an accomplished career woman who was torn by her sudden desire to have children, so she went to Dr. Baylor for help but may have gotten more than she bargained for. And then there’s Flora, a beautiful former patient who’d been on intimate terms with the man she called Dr. Michael for two years. Some might even say she was obsessed with him.
Three women caught in a tangled web of lies and secrets. And each with a motive for murder. With so much at stake, can any of them be trusted to tell the truth?
A Note From the Publisher
“Ellie Monago is a masterful storyteller whose dark, intense, and seductive tale of murder and damaged souls kept me guessing until the very last page! She fills Confidential with keen psychological insights into power abuses and sexual transgressions that are especially relevant in the Me Too era.” —Renée Shafransky, author of Tips for Living
“Three women. One therapist. And a whole lot of lies. Ellie Monago’s sophomore novel is a structurally complex suspense story that challenges readers to try and put it down. Page after page, chapter after chapter, Monago weaves a web of delicious and entertaining deception. Each twisted thread leads to a sticky, gripping ending that makes one question the true meaning of loyalty and love.” —Amber Cowie, author of Rapid Falls
“The three women being treated by psychotherapist Dr. Michael Baylor are complicated, secretive, and determined to get what they want. But which of them is a murderer? As their stories unfolded, I was swept headlong into this disturbing tale, not sure who to trust until the very last chapter. A sharp, wicked psychological chiller with a final twist that made me shout out loud.” —Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret