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Karen Cleveland - Author

About the Author

Karen Cleveland spent eight years as a CIA analyst, focusing on counterterrorism and working briefly on rotation to the FBI. She has master's degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons.

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Keep You Close

Keep You Close

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

A strange sensation runs through me, a feeling that I don't know this person in front of me, even though he matters more to me than anyone ever has, than anyone ever will. You go into your son's bedroom. It's the usual mess. You tidy up some dirty plates, pick up some clothes, open the wardrobe to put them away. That's when you find it. Something so shocking it doesn't seem real. And you realize a horrifying truth... Your own son might be dangerous. Keep You Close is the chilling, relentless new thriller from the bestselling author of Need to Know.

Keep You Close

Keep You Close

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/06/2019

A strange sensation runs through me, a feeling that I don't know this person in front of me, even though he matters more to me than anyone ever has, than anyone ever will. You go into your son's bedroom. It's the usual mess. You tidy up some dirty plates, pick up some clothes, open the wardrobe to put them away. And that's when you find it. Something so shocking it doesn't seem real. And you realize a horrifying truth... Your own son might be dangerous. Keep You Close is the chilling, relentless new thriller from the bestselling author of Need to Know.

Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar? Do you really know who you kissed goodbye this morning? The New York Times bestselling thriller that everyone is talking about `You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR `Heart-poundingly suspenseful' J. P. Delaney, author of THE GIRL BEFORE `An immensely satisfying story with serpentine twists and turns . . . ingenious and compelling' Daily Mail You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer. Your task: break into a Russian criminal's laptop and find proof that he's concealing five deep-cover agents - seemingly normal people living in plain sight. You're in. Five faces stare back at you. One of them is your husband. **PICKED FOR THE SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB** `This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night' Red `If you liked THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, try NEED TO KNOW . . . thrillers don't get much more twisty and turny than this one' BBC Arts and Entertainment `Books to Look Out for in 2018' `Impressively compelling' Mail on Sunday `The heart-stopping plot barely lets up pace throughout this brilliant novel' Heat `You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us' JOHN GRISHAM `The real deal' PATRICIA CORNWELL `Superb' LEE CHILD `Remarkable' Sunday Times Magazine *Thriller of the Month*

Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone. She was wrong. 'Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful' J.P.Delaney, author of The Girl Before 'This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night' Red **** You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer. Your task- break into a Russian criminal's laptop and find proof that he's concealing five deep-cover agents - seemingly normal people living in plain sight. You're in. Five faces stare back at you. One of them is your husband. **** 'An immensely satisfying story with serpentine twists and turns' Daily Mail

Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Need To Know 'You won't be able to put it down!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

PERFECT HUSBAND. PERFECT FATHER. PERFECT LIAR? `You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us, skipping lunch, losing sleep, turning pages until the end.' JOHN GRISHAM `Hold on tight! What a story, brilliantly told. A gripping espionage thriller with real psychological depth. More modern than tomorrow.' TERRY HAYES Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian spy, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents living in her own country. Five seemingly normal people living in plain sight. A few clicks later, everything that matters to Vivian is threatened - her job, her husband, even her four children . . . Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust? Will her next move be the right one? `Prediction: if you read chapter one, you'll read chapter two. If you read chapter two, you'll miss dinner, stay up far too late, and feel tired at work tomorrow. This is that kind of book. Superb.' LEE CHILD `Karen Cleveland is the real deal - an exciting new voice in thrillers.' PATRICIA CORNWELL `I raced through this gripping tale of domesticity and deceit. Cleveland deliciously ratchets up the tension at every turn . . . you won't be able to put it down until the final, stunning page!' SHARI LAPENA `Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, Need to Know hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts.' J. P. DELANEY

Need To Know

Need To Know

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Need to Know by Karen Cleveland, read by Mia Barron.PERFECT HUSBAND. PERFECT FATHER. PERFECT LIAR?Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian spy, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents living in her own country. Five seemingly normal people living in plain sight.A few clicks later, everything that matters to Vivian is threatened - her job, her husband, even her four children . . .Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?Will her next move be the right one?'You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us, skipping lunch, losing sleep, turning pages until the end.' JOHN GRISHAM'Karen Cleveland is the real deal - an exciting new voice in thrillers.' PATRICIA CORNWELL'Prediction: if you read chapter one, you'll read chapter two. If you read chapter two, you'll miss dinner, stay up far too late, and feel tired at work tomorrow. This is that kind of book. Superb.' LEE CHILD'Hold on tight! What a story, brilliantly told. A gripping espionage thriller with real psychological depth. More modern than tomorrow.' TERRY HAYES'I raced through this gripping tale of domesticity and deceit. Cleveland deliciously ratchets up the tension at every turn . . . you won't be able to put it down until the final, stunning page!' SHARI LAPENA'Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, Need to Know hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts.' J. P. DELANEY

Need to Know

Need to Know

Author: Karen Cleveland Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2018

NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *; Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar? ';Terrific.'John Grisham ';Superb.'Lee Child ';Breathtaking, heart-pounding.'Louise Penny ';A fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read.'Chris Pavone Vivian Miller. High-powered CIA analyst, happily married to a man she adores, mother of four beautiful children. Until the moment she makes a shocking discovery that makes her question everything she believes. She thought she knew her husband inside and out. But now she wonders if it was all a lie. How far will she go to learn the truth? And does she really . . . . . . NEED TO KNOW? Film rights sold to Universal Pictures for Charlize Theron *;Rights sold in more than 20 markets ';Shaping up to be one of the year's biggest new thrillers.'Entertainment Weekly ';So timely . . . Think of the perfect mix ofHomelandandThe Americans. . . .Need to Knowneeds to be read by all who relish spy novels. As entertaining as it is informative and as irresistible as it is impossible to put down.'Providence Journal ';Pulse-pounding.'O: The Oprah Magazine ';Accomplished . . . a nonstop thriller tapping into a hot mix of contemporary digital counterintelligence, old-school spying and ageless family drama.'Shelf Awareness ';An early contender for next year'sGone Girl.'GQ(UK) ';The Russia page-turner that should be on everyone's list.'New York Post

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