Three debut Crime Wave authors find the seamy underbelly lurking below the cool silhouette of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Meagan Jennett’s Southern gothic thriller You Know Her pits two women against each other: the fed-up bartender turned serial killer and the rookie cop hot on her trail. Polly Stewart’s The Good Ones follows a woman who returns home after twenty years to uncover the disappearance of a childhood friend. Peter Malone Elliott’s Blue Ridge asks the question: What would you do if you were planning to kill your twin brother, but someone beat you to it?

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