A party game among a group of old friends unearths a terrifying truth in this “breathtaking psychological thriller” (Library Journal).
Back at college in the 1970s, they called themselves “The Madison Seven”—a close circle of inseparable friends. Years later, they have gathered at Julia Mallet’s Manhattan apartment for her thirty-fifth birthday, where they decide to play a game involving Julia’s talent for hypnosis.
Julia, an advertising executive, is raising her daughter without the inconvenience of a husband. She’s happy to have her friends over to celebrate and reminisce—but they’re about to bring back a past that should have been left dead and forgotten.
Less than twenty-four hours after the party, a woman Julia barely knows is brutally and senselessly slain. The maniac has left a calling card that only Julia can read: the result of a post-hypnotic suggestion inadvertently lodged in six subconscious minds. Now Julia knows without question that one of her dearest friends is a murderer . . .
From the author of Losing Isaiah and Closing Costs, this is a “thoroughly chilling and engrossing” tale of suspense (Library Journal).
“Some cleverly diabolic twists . . . Frightening.” —Booklist
“A page-turner.” —Orlando Sentinel