Need To Know
Married for ten years.Four children.She thought she knew her husband better than anyone.She was wrong.NEED TO KNOW is the most relentless thriller you will read all year - hard hitting with an emotional depth that surprises and a plot that will keep you guessing until the very last word - this takes domestic suspense in an exhilarating new direction.
"Karen Cleveland is the real deal - an exciting new voice in thrillers." * Patricia Cornwell * "Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, NEED TO KNOW hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts." * J. P. DELANEY, author of THE GIRL BEFORE * "Need to Know carves out a uniquely compelling space among thrillers: high-stakes international intrigue combined with high-drama domestic suspense. These richly overlapping layers of tension create a fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read." * CHRIS PAVONE, author of THE EXPATS * "First word to last, I needed to know! Karen Cleveland's spy thriller about a wife, mother and CIA analyst on the prowl for a Russian cell is a timely dance of intrigue and deception. There are two female heroes here . . . the author, an actual CIA analyst, and the terrific protagonist she creates. One of my favourite espionage thrillers in a long time." * JULIA HEABERLIN, author of BLACK-EYED SUSANS * "Gripping, tense, and packed full of insider knowledge. A need-to-read." * MICK HERRON, author of Dead Lions *
Karen Cleveland spent eight years as a CIA analyst, focusing on counterterrorism and working briefly on rotation to the FBI. She has master's degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons.