Hub City Bookshop welcomes crime and suspense writer Emilya Naymark for a virtual event celebrating Behind the Lie, the second book in her Sylvan mystery series. Set in a small community in upstate New York, Behind the Lie features strong female protagonist Laney Bird, an NYPD detective turned small town PI who just wants a quiet life for herself and her teenage son. Unfortunately, things are rarely as peaceful as they should be in the small hamlet of Sylvan, and this book -- a follow-up to Naymark's debut Hide in Place -- finds Laney in a fight to save lives after a neighborhood block party turns deadly.
Join us on Crowdcast at 6pm on Tuesday, March 29th to learn more about the book that Publisher's Weekly says is perfect for fans of Lisa Unger! This event is free and open to all, but register and reserve your copy of the book at the link below.
NYPD detective turned small town PI Laney Bird is in a fight to save lives—including her own—after a neighborhood block party turns deadly.
A transplant to the upstate New York hamlet of Sylvan, all Laney wants is a peaceful life for herself and her son. But things rarely remain calm in Laney’s life—and when her neighborhood summer block party explodes in shocking violence and ends with the disappearance of her friend and another woman, she’ll need all her skills as a PI to solve a mystery that reaches far beyond her small town.
As people closest to Laney fall under suspicion, the local authorities and even her colleagues question her own complicity. And then there’s fifteen-year-old Alfie, her complicated and enigmatic son, obviously hiding something. Even as Laney struggles to bury evidence of her boy’s involvement, his cagey behavior rings every maternal alarm.
Laney’s personal life unravels as she’s drawn into her missing friend’s dark secrets and she realizes she and Alfie are in danger. With treachery blazing hot as the searing summer sun, Laney fights to save lives, her family’s included.
“Naymark hits the rhythms of small-town life perfectly and maintains tension by alternating perspectives. Lisa Unger fans will want to take a look.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Naymark kicks off with a bang.”
“Devastating. Immersive. And somehow, still redemptive. In Emilya Naymark's deceptively charming neighborhood--a dark and ugly secret lurks behind every door. And when two women go missing, the clash between the duties of a private investigator and the responsibilities of a parent explode into a series of impossible decisions. A brilliant and tense mystery with heartbreaking characters--and a gasp-worthy solution. Do not miss this! Emilya Naymark is a star.”
—Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling author of Her Perfect Life
Emilya Naymark is the author of the novels Hide in Place and Behind the Lie. Her short stories appear in A Stranger Comes to Town, edited by Michael Koryta, Secrets in the Water, After Midnight: Tales from the Graveyard Shift, River River Journal, Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories 2017, and 1+30: THE BEST OF MYSTORY. When not writing, Emilya works as a visual artist and reads massive quantities of psychological thrillers, suspense, and crime fiction. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.