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The Dead Girl in 2A

  • WINNER—2020 Colorado Book Award (Thriller)
  • FINALIST—MPIBA Reading the West Award (Adult Fiction)

Jake Buchannan knows the woman sitting next to him on his business flight to Denver—he just can’t figure out how he knows her. Clara Stowe isn’t in Jake’s line of work and didn’t go to college with him. They have nearly nothing in common apart from a deep and shared certainty that they’ve met before. Despite their best efforts over a probing conversation, both struggle to figure out what circumstances could possibly have brought them together. Then, in a revelation that sends Jake reeling, Clara admits she’s traveling to the Colorado mountains to kill herself, and disappears into the crowded airport immediately after landing.

The Dead Girl in 2A is the story of what happens to Jake and Clara after they get off that plane, and the manipulative figure who has brought them together decades after they first met. Intensely creepy, beautifully written, and full of Carter Wilson’s signature whom-can-you-trust paranoia, this is a psychological thriller unlike any you’ve read before.

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Praise for The Dead Girl in 2A

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“Wilson provides plenty of creepy and downright disturbing moments on the way to the unexpectedly heartfelt conclusion. Psychological thriller fans will be well satisfied.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Readers will be intrigued by this exploration of how scientific experimentation… goes awry, leaving a trail of bodies and few survivors behind.”

“Wilson’s characters are as deep as the mystery that surrounds them, and the fast-paced plot doesn’t disappoint. This is not to be missed.”
—R.H. Herron, international bestselling author of Stolen Things

“Will grip you from the first chapter and never let go. A lightning- paced thriller reminiscent of Dean Koontz. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!”
—Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

“One of those books you devour in a single sitting. The Dead Girl in 2A promises a lot from the start and delivers in spades.”
—Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls


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