For Worse

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Pub Date 02 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 16 Apr 2024

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Description

Wait Until Dark meets Gone Girl in For Worse, a debut thriller that pulls the reader deep into a dark web of sinister plots for marital revenge.

Ellie is leaving her husband … again.

After twenty-two years of marriage and an unsuccessful separation, she can’t take it anymore. On the surface, she has a picture-perfect relationship. Jeff has been a steadfast spouse. But what seems like loyalty is in reality an obsessive desire for control. Ellie is slowly losing her sight, which means she needs more and more assistance, and Jeff will stop at nothing to ensure she feels helpless and reliant on him alone.

Desperate to escape her psychologically abusive marriage, Ellie turns to an online chat room full of like-minded women in the throes of divorce. Despite their anonymity, these women quickly become Ellie’s closest confidantes. The chat room is a refuge, a place to which Ellie can retreat for solace and support. 

Jeff continues to be manipulative and cruel, using Ellie’s failing vision to gaslight her into questioning reality itself. Desperate for freedom, she sinks deeper into the online world, and is drawn into the dark web, where she discovers a group of women with a shocking solution for ending a marriage.

Wait Until Dark meets Gone Girl in For Worse, a debut thriller that pulls the reader deep into a dark web of sinister plots for marital revenge.

Ellie is leaving her husband … again.

After twenty-two...


A Note From the Publisher

Debut author L. K. Bowen grew up in Boston and eventually made her way to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry. Like her protagonist Ellie, Bowen has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative retinal disease that has destroyed her peripheral vision and her night vision. If you would like to support or are interested in learning more about retinal diseases (which include macular degeneration), please visit the Foundation Fighting Blindness at www.FightingBlindness.org.

Debut author L. K. Bowen grew up in Boston and eventually made her way to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry. Like her protagonist Ellie, Bowen has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative...


Advance Praise

“A vital new voice in fiction, For Worse features a compelling and unique protagonist in Ellie, whose retinitis pigmentosa is both character trait and searing metaphor, a heroine unlike any I’ve encountered before. I was instantly transfixed by this thrilling debut tale of marriage-gone-wrong, each twist more shocking and enticing than the last. Bowen’s smart, engaging narration illuminates the corners of our lives we prefer not to look at too closely.”

Sarah Skilton, author of Fame Adjacent and Ghosting

“A vital new voice in fiction, For Worse features a compelling and unique protagonist in Ellie, whose retinitis pigmentosa is both character trait and searing metaphor, a heroine unlike any I’ve...


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  • National and regional reviews, features, and interviews 
  • Thriller-fiction buzz mailing
  • Domestic thriller creative campaign
  • Digital and print advertising campaign
  • Social media campaign




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EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9798212631167
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 277

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