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David Carnoy

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1597-4
Trim Size: 5 3/8" x 8"
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Dreams and deception collide in Lucidity, the “thrilling” (TIME) tale of murder and manipulation.

In Lucidity, David Carnoy’s “tour de force of a thriller that captures you from the very first page” (Harlan Coben), Detective Hank Madden returns in this bicoastal suspense novel that pits dreams against reality, where nothing can be taken at face value.

Twenty years after the unsolved case of Stacey Walker’s disappearance went cold, retired police detective Hank Madden is conscripted to find her body and track down her missing husband, her presumed murderer. Four months later, editor Max Fremmer’s client Candace Epstein is pushed in front of a car near Central Park. As he digs into her background to clear his name, Fremmer grows suspicious of Candace’s connection to a nefarious institute for lucid dreaming on the Upper West Side and its staff of crooked characters.

As similarities arise between the cases on each coast, Detective Madden and Fremmer forge an unlikely part­nership to expose what misconduct lurks beneath the façade of the Lucidity Center and unravel the secret that links their investigations. Lucidity stuns with complex detail that will keep readers guessing until the final, satisfying jolt.

“David Carnoy gets better with each book . . . Lucidity is a tour de force of a thriller that captures you from the very first page.”
Harlan Coben

“A spellbinding third thriller . . . Carnoy's sharp sense of humor and clever plotting make this novel a standout.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

David Carnoy is an executive editor at CNET and is interviewed regularly as a tech expert on radio. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and other media outlets. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. He is the author of the acclaimed thrillers Knife Music, The Big Exit, and Lucidity, all available from The Overlook Press. His novels have sold over 100,000 copies and have been translated into Russian, Turkish, and French.

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