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  1 Who is Maud Dixon?: A Novel
Author: Andrews, Alexandra
 
9780316500319
Class: Fiction
Age: Adult
Language: English
Demand: Hot
LC: PA3601


Print Run: 75000
ISBN-13: 9780316500319
LCCN: BD20345162
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub Date: 03/02/2021
Availability: Not Yet Published
List: $28.00
  Hardcover
Physical Description: 336 pages ; cm H 9.25", W 6", D 1.125"
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Brodart Sources: Brodart's Insight Catalog: Adult
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TIPS Subjects: Suspense/Thriller
Psychological Fiction
Friendship
BISAC Subjects: FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
FICTION / Friendship
FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
LC Subjects: Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
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Annotations
Brodart's TOP Adult Titles | 12/01/2020
Publisher Annotation: Taut, twisty, and viciously entertaining, Who is Maud Dixon is a stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you’re willing to go to claim the life you always wanted. DEBUT NOVEL 336pp., 75K
Starred Reviews:
Booklist | 01/01/2021
Identity theft takes on a new meaning in this fresh and arresting thriller. Florence Darrow is scrabbling her way up in the publishing world, working as an editorial assistant and trying in vain to get her own work noticed. After an ill-advised tryst with a married editor, Florence needs to save face, too. The opportunity seems to fall in her lap: "Maud Dixon," aka Helen Wilcox, the reclusive author of a smash best-seller, needs an assistant, and she's specifically requested Florence. When Helen brings Florence on a trip to Morocco to research her next book, Florence feels swept away by the beautiful scenery and exotic setting. But a freak accident leads to Helen's disappearance, leaving Florence to wonder if she could get the publishing career she wants by simply becoming Maud Dixon. The answer to that question encompasses the second half of the book as the intrigue builds to a satisfying conclusion. Already optioned for film, Andrews' debut is a page-turning, surprising read that will appeal to fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan's The First to Lie (2020). Cari Dubiel. AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, c2021.
Publishers Weekly | 12/21/2020
When aspiring novelist Florence Darrow, the protagonist of Andrews's devilishly plotted debut, gets fired from her dogsbody job at a Manhattan publishing house, she faces the prospect that she might not be destined for greatness after all. Then fate intervenes-an offer to become the live-in writing assistant to a literary supernova who uses the pseudonym Maud Dixon. Initially, all goes swimmingly as Florence's charismatic new boss-real name Helen Wilcox, and at 32 only a few years her senior-seems keen on mentoring Florence. But when the pair embark on a research trip to Morocco, things become considerably more complicated. Especially after Florence wakes up in the hospital following a car crash to find no trace of Helen, but instead a gendarme insistent that she is in fact Helen, an understandable error given the name on the car rental paperwork as well as Helen's soggy ID. And with that the game truly is afoot as Florence scrambles to figure out the nature of what will prove to be Helen's fiendish master plot, barreling full-speed towards a breathtaking series of Highsmith-style twists and a stunning conclusion. This darkly comic take on contemporary publishing may well leave readers asking, "Who is Alexandra Andrews?" Agent: Jennifer Joel, ICM Partners. (Mar.). 336p. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, c2020.
Journal Reviews
Library Journal Prepub Alert | 09/09/2020
In debut author Andrews's Who Is Maud Dixon?, Florence Darrow, assistant to pseudonymous author Maud Dixon (actually Helen Wilcox), awakens in a hospital after a terrible accident with no memory of the event and Helen missing in action-so why not take over her life (75,000-copy first printing)?. Barbara Hoffert. 336p. LJ Prepub Alert Online Review. LIBRARY JOURNAL, c2020.
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