by Wendy Walker
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2023
A pulse-pounding novel about a small-town business owner found dead and the teenage girl caught in the crosshairs, American Girl is the latest thriller from internationally bestselling author Wendy Walker.
Charlie Hudson, an autistic seventeen-year-old, is determined to leave Sawyer, PA, as soon as she graduates high school. In the meantime, she works as many hours as she can at a sandwich shop called The Triple S to save money for college. But when shop owner, Clay Cooper—a man both respected and feared in their small economically depressed town—is found dead, each member of his staff becomes a suspect in the perplexing case. Before she can go anywhere, Charlie must protect herself and her friends by uncovering the danger that is still lurking in their tightknit community.
Based on the #1 bestselling Audible Original, author Wendy Walker returns with another riveting thriller, told through the eyes of an unforgettable protagonist.
A Note From the Publisher
“Wendy Walker’s outstanding American Girl has a little bit of everything. A fascinating, perfectly rendered teen protagonist. An intricately plotted mystery. A deadly accurate portrait of a small town grappling with big issues. This novel is smart, moving, complex, and ultimately hopeful. A highly original work from one of the best suspense writers in the business. Don’t miss it!”
David Bell, New York Times bestselling author of She’s Gone and Try Not to Breathe
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- Major early reader trade and consumer review campaign
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Master of suspense Wendy Walker has endowed us with another excellent psychological thriller. The protagonist, Charlie, is on the spectrum, trying to survive and help out her friends and is completely endearing. I found myself totally rooting for her. When she gets caught up in a crime, she must try to figure out the culprit and save her own life in the process. This is a total page-turner and will appeal to fans of Ruth Ware and Megan Miranda.
American Girl by Wendy Walker is about Charlie, a 17 year old girl who is on the spectrum and is a witness to a murder. Nothing is more important to Charlie than her found family at the diner and she will do whatever it takes to make sure they remain safe. Wendy Walker just gets better and better and I anxiously await her next title!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this digital ARC!