How long does it take to get to know someone? Catherine Ryan Howard's 56 Days throws this question into disarray when two people meet in line at a grocery store. At first blush, this seems to be a meet-cute. However, the moment you sit down to read this thriller you will not get back up until you understand just what’s at stake. You’ll hold your breath the whole way.
A Washington Post Best Thriller of 2021
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Editors’ Pick
''Bloody good.'' —The New York Times
''Timely, surprising, emotionally alive, this is about as good as suspense fiction gets.'' —Washington Post
No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.
56 DAYS AGO
Ciara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.
35 DAYS AGO
When lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who—and what—he really is.
Detectives arrive at Oliver’s apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.
Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?
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