Good Morning, Killer
An electrifying new thriller that brings back the complex, strong-willed, often-maverick FBI agent—Ana Grey—whom we first met in the author’s stunning debut novel, North of Montana.
This time Special Agent Grey is working on a kidnapping case—a fifteen-year-old named Juliana has been abducted in Santa Monica. Grey’s counterpart in the Santa Monica Police Department is Detective Andrew Berringer. They’ve worked together before—and they’ve been more than just working together ever since.
It’s Ana’s job “to know the victim as if she were my own flesh and blood.” But when Juliana turns up—traumatized into a state of total and paralyzing terror—it becomes clear that Ana has gone too far: she is viewing her own life from the perspective of Juliana’s blasted emotional terrain. And in a moment of passion (Andrew has betrayed her) and panic (is it possible that he also means to harm her?) Ana points a gun at him and shoots.
Now she is both criminal investigator and criminal as she breaks her bail agreement to continue tracking the abductor, torn between her powerful emotional connection with Juliana and the fraying connection she has to her own common sense and to the truths she knows about Andrew—and about herself.
Psychologically acute and unstoppably suspenseful—Good Morning, Killer is a searing, addictive read.
From the Hardcover edition.
"A rocket-propelled narrative. . . . You won't be able to stop rooting for [Ana]--or stop reading." --People
"One heck of a crime story, with tightly woven, suspenseful plots." --USA Today
"April Smith writes in the forceful style of a true literary maverick." --The New York Times
"A galloping good read." --The Oregonian
“Evocative and brilliantly crafted. . . . Keeps up the tense drumbeat of the chase.” —The Houston Chronicle
“Smith has created a vibrant, intriguing cast of characters and has a superb eye for detail. . . . Her true forte is storytelling.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“Spellbinding, full of passion and rage and all the elements that make fiction great. . . . This novel is not to be missed.” —The Globe and Mail (Canada)
“This stunner of a book twists and turns. . . . The devil is in the details: All the clues are in place, but the ending still packs a punch.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[Smith’s plots] are so fast, harrowing, and breathtaking that they are like skiing down the expert slope while juggling vials of nitroglycerine.” —New York Sun
“April Smith is a writer with a laser eye that can record with cold precision the details of the daily life of her crime-solving subjects.” —Chicago Tribune