Alexandra Burt

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Best-selling author, Alexandra Burt joins us this week. We’ll be chatting about her new mystery novel, The Good Daughter (Penguin Random House, February 2017).

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Alexandra Burt’s first novel, Remember Mia (Penguin Random House, 2015) was an international bestseller. Now she’s back with the mystery, The Good Daughter (Penguin-Random House, February 2017).

Alexandra was born in Fulda, Germany, a baroque town in the East Hesse Highlands.  Days after her college graduation she boarded a flight to the U.S. She ended up in Texas, married, and explored a career in the student loan industry.

​After the birth of her daughter she became a freelance translator, determined to acknowledge the voice in the back of her head. After years of writing classes and gluttonous reading, her short fiction appeared in fiction journals and literary reviews. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, a nationwide network of women crime writers.

Alexandra lives in Central Texas with her husband, her daughter, and two Chocolate Labrador Retrievers.   ​She’s busy at work on her third novel.

Praise for The Good Daughter

“A twisty, gripping read—beautifully written and impossible to put down.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award–winning author of Phantom Instinct

“Burt knows how to propel a strongly character-driven novel forward, using intrigue, mystery, plot twists, and rich—sometimes grisly—sensory imagery…… Burt’s tale captivates to the bitter end, by which time ‘everything that was done in the dark has come into the light.’”—Kirkus Reviews

“A stunning read from a superb storyteller.” —Clare Mackintosh, international bestselling author of I See You

“An eerily beautiful novel…Alexandra Burt fills the Texas woods with her haunting prose and multiple layers of faithfulness, blood ties and betrayals. The suspense draws you in those woods and keeps you there until the final page.” —Kathy Hepinstall, author Blue Asylum

“…[A] rich tapestry of a story that is surprising at every turn and impossible to put down…. Excellent read!” —Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before

[S]tunning. Every landscape, from rural Texas to the dark past of the characters is intricately and beautifully crafted, pulling you in from the very first page to the very last…. It’s a wonderful read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All is Not Forgotten

“As riveting as Gone Girl, but with an even sharper emotional edge.”—Kelly Jones, author of Lost and Found in Prague

“If you enjoy books that pull you in from the beginning and keep you so fully engrossed that you think about them even when you are doing other things, [this] is a book that you should not miss.”—Fresh Fiction

About The Good Daughter

The tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden…   What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?   Dahlia Waller’s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.   In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she’ll learn that in her mother’s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered… — Penguin Random House

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