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Possession

Possession

A Novel

Katie Lowe

St. Martin's Press

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Possession is a chilling psychological thriller written with Katie Lowe’s signature “subtle, persistent, and unmistakable creepiness” (Kirkus, on The Furies).

The past haunts her. The present hunts her.

Conviction @ConvictionPod · 1m
The investigating officer: “I’ve seen a lot of homicides in the years since, but...that’s the one that keeps me up at night.”

The husband’s best man: “They had everybody fooled. Or at least, she did. But I always knew something was off.”

Hannah, the wife: “I told you. I don’t remember anything. I don’t know.”

That’s all to come, this season, on Conviction. Get ready for our most twisted season yet.

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Ten years ago, Hannah’s husband was brutally murdered in their home, and she (conveniently) doesn’t remember a thing about that night. But the police charged someone else—a stranger—and put him away for life. And Hannah packed up her six-year-old daughter and left London behind.

But now her hard-won countryside peace is threatened. Conviction, a viral true crime podcast known for getting cases reopened and old verdicts overturned, has turned its attention to Hannah’s husband’s murder for its new season. They say police framed the man who was found guilty, and that Hannah has more suspicious secrets than just her memory loss: a history of volatility; citations at the clinic where she worked as a psychiatrist; dependencies on alcohol and pills; and a familicidal grandmother, locked away in a Gothic insane asylum until her death. As Hannah loses the trust of e… More…

Possession is a chilling psychological thriller written with Katie Lowe’s signature “subtle, persistent, and unmistakable creepiness” (Kirkus, on The Furies).

The past haunts her. The present hunts her.

Conviction @ConvictionPod · 1m
The investigating officer: “I’ve seen a lot of homicides in the years since, but...that’s the one that keeps me up at night.”

The husband’s best man: “They had everybody fooled. Or at least, she did. But I always knew something was off.”

Hannah, the wife: “I told you. I don’t remember anything. I don’t know.”

That’s all to come, this season, on Conviction. Get ready for our most twisted season yet.

~~~

Ten years ago, Hannah’s husband was brutally murdered in their home, and she (conveniently) doesn’t remember a thing about that night. But the police charged someone else—a stranger—and put him away for life. And Hannah packed up her six-year-old daughter and left London behind.

But now her hard-won countryside peace is threatened. Conviction, a viral true crime podcast known for getting cases reopened and old verdicts overturned, has turned its attention to Hannah’s husband’s murder for its new season. They say police framed the man who was found guilty, and that Hannah has more suspicious secrets than just her memory loss: a history of volatility; citations at the clinic where she worked as a psychiatrist; dependencies on alcohol and pills; and a familicidal grandmother, locked away in a Gothic insane asylum until her death. As Hannah loses the trust of everyone she loves, the only person she feels she can confide in is a former colleague, Darcy, who’s come back into her life—but who may have motives of her own. But Hannah can’t tell even Darcy her deepest secret: that she’s still tormented by the memory of her husband and the crater he carved through her life.

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LONDON, 2008


It’s the sound of my husband’s blood on the floorboards that wakes me.

Like a dripping faucet.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Soft little splashes on the bedroom floor.

I stand over...

Praise for Possession

“With an unreliable narrator, a woman on the verge of a mental breakdown and a good old-fashioned murder, Possession fits snugly among the ranks of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Attica Locke.” —PureWow

“Katie Lowe blends psychological suspense with an unreliable narrator, adding hints of delusion, a pinch of gothic sensibility and various layers of mystery in her sophomore thriller…. Lowe impressively weaves a web of past and present intrigue. Even more notable is her talent in tying everything together…in a blockbuster of a finish.” —Shelf Awareness

“[A] twisty, atmospheric psychological thriller…. Readers will keep flipping the pages right up to the gasp-worthy final bombshell. This author continues to impress.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] thrilling read that will keep you guessing all night long.” —Nerdist

“a novel that you won’t be able to get out of your head…. It will leave you spellbound.” —Book Reporter

Praise for Katie Lowe's The Furies:

“[With] a subtle, persistent, and unmistakable creepiness…. Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.” —Kirkus

“Lowe’s dark, suspenseful debut combines the teenage sisterhood of The Craft and Emma Cline’s The Girls with the violent schoolyard vengeance of Heathers. Fans of Greer Macallister, Paula Hawkins, and Janelle Brown will devour Violet’s journey.” —Booklist

“This sinister book follows what happens to a group of 16-year… More…

“With an unreliable narrator, a woman on the verge of a mental breakdown and a good old-fashioned murder, Possession fits snugly among the ranks of Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Attica Locke.” —PureWow

“Katie Lowe blends psychological suspense with an unreliable narrator, adding hints of delusion, a pinch of gothic sensibility and various layers of mystery in her sophomore thriller…. Lowe impressively weaves a web of past and present intrigue. Even more notable is her talent in tying everything together…in a blockbuster of a finish.” —Shelf Awareness

“[A] twisty, atmospheric psychological thriller…. Readers will keep flipping the pages right up to the gasp-worthy final bombshell. This author continues to impress.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] thrilling read that will keep you guessing all night long.” —Nerdist

“a novel that you won’t be able to get out of your head…. It will leave you spellbound.” —Book Reporter

Praise for Katie Lowe's The Furies:

“[With] a subtle, persistent, and unmistakable creepiness…. Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.” —Kirkus

“Lowe’s dark, suspenseful debut combines the teenage sisterhood of The Craft and Emma Cline’s The Girls with the violent schoolyard vengeance of Heathers. Fans of Greer Macallister, Paula Hawkins, and Janelle Brown will devour Violet’s journey.” —Booklist

“This sinister book follows what happens to a group of 16-year-old girls after they explore the history of witch trials at their school, Elm Hollow Academy, with their mysterious art teacher, Annabel. Soon, they become convinced that the magic is real, and it could be theirs.” —Refinery29

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Katie Lowe

KATIE LOWE is a writer living in Worcester, UK. A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Katie has a BA (Hons) in English and an MPhil in Literature & Modernity, and is currently at Birmingham doing a PhD in female rage in literary modernism and contemporary women's writing. She is the author of Possession and The Furies.

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