Monday, November 8, 2010

"Next Time You See Me"

Born in France to American parents, Katia Lief moved to the United States as a baby and was raised in Massachusetts and New York. She teaches fiction writing as a part-time faculty member at the New School in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.

Lief's latest novels are You Are Next and Next Time You See Me.

She applied the Page 69 Test to Next Time You See Me and reported the following:
On page 69 of Next Time You See Me, Karin Schaeffer questions her missing husband’s secretary Tina about a receipt found in a box of personal items sent home from the office. Karin’s husband Mac vanished weeks ago, his car has been dredged up from the ocean, and everyone assumes he’s dead—except Karin. When she finds the receipt for an expensive necklace she assumes was to have been her anniversary gift, but can’t locate the necklace anywhere at home, she decides he must have put it in the safe at work. It’s the only feasible explanation, the one she must discount before allowing herself to veer into suspicions of infidelity. Karin desperately wants to believe that Mac is alive, that he still loves her, and that he’ll be back.

When Tina tells Karin that there is no necklace in the office safe, Karin begins to think that Mac may have kept secrets from her. It’s the first time she allows a crack of doubt as to Mac’s honesty, and the beginning of a thought process that will inspire her to seek more information and ultimately lead her into a life-threatening situation with a Mexican drug cartel.
Read an excerpt from Next Time You See Me and view the trailer.

Visit Katia Lief's website.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue