Behind the Lie
out February 8, 2022
NYPD detective turned small town PI Laney Bird is in a fight to save lives—including her own—after a neighborhood block party turns deadly.
Praise for Behind the Lie :
“Naymark hits the rhythms of small-town life perfectly and maintains tension by alternating perspectives. Lisa Unger fans will want to take a look.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Naymark kicks off with a bang.”
“Devastating. Immersive. And somehow, still redemptive.
In Emilya Naymark's deceptively charming neighborhood--a dark and ugly secret lurks behind every door. And when two women go missing, the clash between the duties of a private investigator and the responsibilities of a parent explode into a series of impossible decisions. A brilliant and tense mystery with heartbreaking characters--and a gasp-worthy solution. Do not miss this! Emilya Naymark is a star.
—Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling author of Her Perfect Life
A transplant to the upstate New York hamlet of Sylvan, all Laney wants is a peaceful life for herself and her son. But things rarely remain calm in Laney’s life—and when her neighborhood summer block party explodes in shocking violence and ends with her friend’s disappearance, she’ll need all her skills as a PI to solve a mystery that reaches far beyond her small town.
As people closest to Laney fall under suspicion, the local authorities and even her colleagues question her own complicity. And then there’s fifteen-year-old Alfie, her complicated and enigmatic son, obviously hiding something. Even as Laney struggles to bury evidence of her boy’s involvement, his cagey behavior rings every maternal alarm.
Laney’s personal life unravels as she’s drawn into her missing friend’s dark secrets and she realizes she and Alfie are in danger. With treachery blazing hot as the searing summer sun, Laney fights to save lives, her family’s included.
Hide In Place
She left the NYPD in the firestorm of a high-profile case gone horribly wrong. Three years later, the ghosts of her past roar back to terrifying life. Read More
Praise for Hide in Place :
“An original, satisfying roller-coaster ride for domestic suspense fans.”
“Heaps of praise to author Naymark...A captivating story.”
—New York Journal of Books
"A solid thriller with a good leading character for series."
—Red Carpet Crash
“Crammed with suspense as a mother tries to overcome her panic and use her training to find her kidnapped son. A great read!”
—Andrea Kane, New York Times
bestselling author of the Forensic Instinct series
"Hide in Place
is a fabulous thriller, but it has all the artistry of a literary masterwork."
, critically acclaimed author of Cold Country
"This is a debut novel not to be missed, in particular for readers of Harlan Coben and Carol Goodman.”
, bestselling author of Dreamland
“A page-turning thriller that explores a single mother’s desperate attempt to find her missing son with a compelling twist—she’s also a former cop...Impossible to put down, Emilya Naymark’s debut will leave readers hungry for more.”
, author of How to Write a Page Turner
and Women in Red
"HIDE IN PLACE
grabs you from page one."
—David Rothenberg on WBAI Radio NYC