Cover Reveal: The Shortest Years by Kelly Simmons

So happy to help get the word out about this new book from one of my favorite authors. I read one of her previous books Not My Boy and enjoyed it immensely. Here’s a link to my review of Not My Boy. This new book looks to be a real compelling read, too. Can’t wait.

**** ABOUT THE BOOK ****

Book cover image. Woman going into a scary forest.

New from Amazon bestseller and Target Breakout Author Kelly Simmons, whose work Booklist compares to Big Little Lies . . .a suspenseful novel that explores grief, friendship and the cost of keeping secrets in a small Pennsylvania town. 

They each lost a daughter. Now if they could only bury their secrets and shame. The lives of three very different young mothers intersect in a parent Grief Group that meets in a local church. Still reeling from their losses and crimes committed against their children, the women are hungry for answers, understanding and purpose – and yes, for fun. But as their friendship grows, so does their questionable behavior — and their suspicions about each other. Were any of them complicit in their children’s deaths? And are they lying to the Grief Group, or just to themselves?

An emotional page turner from Amazon bestseller and Target Breakout Author Kelly Simmons, whose 8 novels have been sold in 12 countries.  

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Praise for Kelly’s Books: 

“Readers who enjoyed Big Little Lies won’t be able to put this down.”
Booklist, starred review

“Beautifully dark, totally devastating and so riveting you might find yourself gripping the pages.” Caroline Leavitt, NYTimes bestselling author 

“A rare novel that combines intrigue and suspense with so much heart.” Sarah Pekkanen, NYTimes bestselling author 

“Twisty, psychologically deft and wildly original.” Megan Abbott,  NYTimes bestselling author 

“Electrifying. The perfect read for a stormy night.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Subtle, scary, yet almost gentle.” New York Daily News

“A clever, nervy thriller.” Financial Times of London


Kelly Simmons is a former journalist and the author of eight novels sold in a dozen countries, published by Simon & Schuster and Sourcebooks. She teaches in the Drexel University MFA program and is a member of The Tall Poppy Writers, WFWA and The Liars Club. Her serial fiction podcast, “Open the Window” is available wherever you listen to your podcasts, produced by Hollywood’s Speak Studio. Also by Kelly: STANDING STILL  / THE BIRD HOUSE  /.ONE MORE DAY / THE FIFTH OF JULY /WHERE SHE WENT / NOT MY BOY / THE LAST HOUSE PARTY 

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