The Fiancee - Kate White

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A riveting standalone thriller, set on a bucolic estate, about a captivating young woman who joins a family and threatens to upend their picture-perfect lives.

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Summer’s looking forward to a break from hustling for acting work in Manhattan when she, her husband Gabe, and Gabe’s nine-year-old son come to rural Pennsylvania for the annual family get-together at her in-laws’ sprawling estate. The reunion sounds like the perfect escape, until Gabe’s younger brother Nick shows up with his new flame Hannah, who’s an actress as well.

Summer immediately recognizes Hannah from a showcase they once did together, but, strangely, Hannah claims not to know her—and that’s not the only thing that seems off. As Hannah charms the other family members, and Nick announces that he’s proposed to her, Summer doesn’t have much choice but to grit her teeth and bear it.

Not long after guests arrive, the reunion is rocked by tragedy–a family member is found dead. Doctors attribute the loss to natural causes, but a grieving Summer soon becomes convinced there’s been foul play and that the too-good-to-be-true Hannah is involved. Though Summer tries to make Gabe and the others see the light, they keep ignoring her suspicions.

How far will Summer go to expose the truth? As she investigates just what Nick’s fiancée might have done to keep her perfect image intact, she begins to fear that the first death may only be the beginning…

Praise for THE FIANCÉE

“A tense, simmering, fast-paced mystery, Kate White’s latest captivating thriller explores the secrets that lurk just under the surface of a picture-perfect façade. I raced through this story about a close-knit family’s annual gathering at an idyllic estate that quickly turns deadly. THE FIANCEE kept me guessing until the very end, never sure who to trust—or where the danger was hiding.” Megan Miranda, New York Times best-selling author of The Girl from Widow Hills and The Last House Guest

“Kate White’s The Fiancée is exactly what we all need right now: a fast-paced, perfectly woven murder mystery, with a hearty dash of family drama. This one must not be missed!”— Aimee Molloy, New York Times best-selling author of Goodnight Beautiful

One of Goodreads’ “6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week”

“…skillfully constructed page-turner…Expert pacing, characters readers can love to hate, and an intelligent heroine make this a winner. White consistently entertains.” — Publishers’ Weekly

“An unmissable summer page turner.”— Book Bub

“…an enthralling story…gripping suspense…the story line was fantastic.” — Mysteries Galore

“A twisty family drama”— Library Journal

Named as one of Bookish’s 25 Summer Books to Have on Your Radar

“…this psychological thriller has everything a great summer read needs!” — The Nerd Daily

“…THE FIANCÉE is at its heart a classic whodunit. You certainly will want to tuck it in your overnight bag whenever you’re able to take that perfect vacation you’ve been dreaming about.” —

“The first great beach read of the summer has arrived – Kate White’s The Fiancée. White, who has written more than a dozen mysteries (eight in the popular Bailey Weggins series), as well as five non-fiction career books for women, is at the top of her game. Her characters are well drawn and her descriptions make it easy to envision the Keaton compound, as well as the lavish spreads laid out by matriarch Claire and her helper, Bonnie. Pack the beach towels and the sunscreen and don’t forget this fun read.” —Woman Around Town