What Happened to Emily Peal
A Novel by Kara Q. Rea
Kara is seeking representation for her 82,000 word psychological thriller, WHAT HAPPENED TO EMILY PEAL.
Former literary prodigy Julia Aldrich has all but given up on her writing career when she is accepted into the exclusive Friends of Emily Peal writing club. And while she’s skeptical of her critique partner’s claim to have a secret that can make her famous overnight, what does she have to lose by trusting his methods? After all, it’s Clifton Penn Parker, and whatever he’s doing is certainly working well for him. But as Cliff’s “assignments” for Julia become increasingly dark, she can’t help but notice that his prose bears a striking resemblance to that of famed missing author, the iconic Emily Peal.
As her fascination with the decades old cold case spirals into obsession, Julia becomes determined to find out what happened to Emily and uncover who really wrote Clifton Penn Parker’s award-winning novels. She’s sure that she is clever enough to do what no one else could: bring Emily home all these years later—alive.
But when the group’s writing retreat goes wrong and Julia finds herself trapped in Cliff’s remote Cape Cod mansion, she can’t help but wonder: Would Clifton Penn Parker kill to see his name on the cover of a breakout bestseller?
WHAT HAPPENED TO EMILY PEAL is an adult psychological thriller complete at 82K words, perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover’s VERITY and Alexandra Andrews' WHO IS MAUD DIXON?
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