Death at Greenway
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From the award-winning author of The Day I Died and The Lucky One, a captivating suspense novel about nurses during World War II who come to Agatha Christie’s holiday estate to care for evacuated children, but when a body is discovered nearby, the idyllic setting becomes host to a deadly mystery.
Bridey Kelly has come to Greenway House—the beloved holiday home of Agatha Christie—in disgrace. A terrible mistake at St. Prisca’s Hospital in London has led to her dismissal as a nurse trainee, and her only chance for redemption is a position in the countryside caring for children evacuated to safety from the Blitz.
Greenway is a beautiful home full of riddles: wondrous curios not to be touched, restrictions on rooms not to be entered, and a generous library, filled with books about murder. The biggest mystery might be the other nurse, Gigi, who is like no one Bridey has ever met. Chasing ten young children through the winding paths of the estate grounds might have soothed Bridey’s anxieties and grief—if Greenway were not situated so near the English Channel and the rising aggressions of the war.
When a body washes ashore near the estate, Bridey is horrified to realize this is not a victim of war, but of a brutal killing. As the local villagers look among themselves, Bridey and Gigi discover they each harbor dangerous secrets about what has led them to Greenway. With a mystery writer’s home as their unsettling backdrop, the young women must unravel the truth before their safe haven becomes a place of death . . .
Praise For Death at Greenway: A Novel…
— Chicago Tribune on The Lucky One
“Another harrowing nightmare by a master of the sleepless night.”
— Kirkus Reviews on The Lucky One
“Rader-Day creates deeply believable, empathetic characters and puts the power in the hands of women, including older women…The tightly crafted storytelling brings heat back into the familiar cold case plot, digging deep into those aches that never really fade.”
— Publishers Weekly on The Lucky One
“[Rader-Day’s] gifted storytelling makes this a fine read.”
— Booklist on The Lucky One
"The award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky puts a new spin on unreliable narrators in a suspense novel with protagonists struggling to find answers. Fans of Rader-Day’s other compelling stand-alones will savor this riveting mystery."
— Library Journal on The Lucky One
“A wonderfully atmospheric, beautifully written and entirely credible evocation of wartime Britain.”
— Ann Cleeves, internationally bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera series, on Death at Greenway
“The Lucky One is an irresistible read about two strangers on a quest to uncover the truth about their pasts. Simultaneously a dynamic character study and a riveting mystery, Lori Rader-Day’s latest offering is a brilliantly absorbing novel from one of my favorite new crime writers.”
— Sheena Kamal, internationally bestselling author of The Lost Ones, on The Lucky One
“I was riveted from page one by this complex, psychologically astute tale of betrayal and hope with twists that keep coming up until the final breathtaking reveal.”
— Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of Careful What You Wish For, on The Lucky One
“Lori Rader-Day takes us on a twisting journey into a past riven by secrets and lies that challenges everything we think we know about the ties that bind us. The Lucky One is that rare thing, a nail-biting thriller full of heart and soul.”
— Carol Goodman, award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages and The Sea of Lost Girls, on The Lucky One
“Dark, loaded with memorable twists, and featuring a complex, flawed, and unforgettable protagonist, The Lucky One cements Lori Rader-Day’s place as one of crime fiction’s strongest and most compelling voices. You will devour this timely, chilling novel and find yourself desperate for more.”
— Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Blackout and Dangerous Ends, on The Lucky One
"The Lucky One promises to be another signature Lori Rader-Day blend of psychology, suspense, and noir."
— CrimeReads on The Lucky One
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062938046, 448pp.
Publication Date: October 12, 2021
About the Author
Lori Rader-Day is the author of Death at Greenway, The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She is a three-time Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee, winning the award in 2016. Lori lives in Chicago.