She says he is a killer. He says she is delusional. Somebody is lying. Classy, compelling LA-set psychological thriller for fans of He Said, She Said and Sabine Durrant
She says he is a killer. He says she is delusional. Somebody is lying.
When Claire Fontaine learns that her ex-husband Simon is marrying again, to a woman with a teenage daughter, her blood runs cold. She is sure that years ago Simon molested her own daughter and was responsible for her mysterious death. She can't let him get away with it a second time. Vandalism, harassment; whatever it takes, Claire will expose him.
Simon doesn't know where Claire got this delusion from; her daughter's death was ruled a suicide, but she has always blamed herself - is she just lashing out? Wanting to protect his new fiancee, he hires Sloane Wilson, an ex-cop turned 'sin-eater', whose job it is to handle delicate cases without getting the police involved, to get Claire off his back.
Sloane must navigate the wreckage of Claire and Simon's marriage to discover the truth. Two people with conflicting stories and a whole lot of reasons to want to hurt each other. Is she crazy or is he manipulative? And can Sloane stay clear-headed enough to figure it out?
Packed with suspense and surprises, it is hard to put down - Daily Mail
Remarkably polished first mystery - New York Times
An Inconvenient Woman is beautifully, beautifully written and suspenseful from the chilling opening to the end - James Patterson, #1 international bestselling author
Absolutely stunning! A brilliant concept meets perfect execution ... a twisting thriller in which a looming tragedy and a horrific crime from the past are masterfully woven together. It's hard to believe that this is Buelens' first novel. I truly hope more are in the future - the near future - Jeffery Deaver, international bestselling author of the Lincoln Rhyme Thrillers
Addictive, immersive, unputdownable. The powerful women at the beating heart of this beautifully-wrought thriller give the old-school noir vibe a thoroughly modern energy. As deep and human as it is rocket- paced ... a slick, accomplished debut - Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Inside
By turns lyrical and enraged, but always poignant, An Inconvenient Woman provides relentless thrills. Buelens will inevitably invite comparisons to Liane Moriarty and Gillian Flynn - a taut, gripping noir mystery that is as timely as it is ferocious - Lyndsay Faye, award-winning author of The Paragon Hotel
A new, sharp view of female reality. Sin Easter! What a fascinating concept. I could not put it down. - Anne Perry, bestselling author of Death in Focus
STEPHANIE BUELENS was born in Belgium and educated in France. She has traveled to more than thirty countries. For the last twenty years, she has lived between Paris and Los Angeles. She has worked as an actress, interpreter, translator, business consultant, French media coach and language instructor. She currently lives in Belgium. AN INCONVENIENT WOMAN is her first novel