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How can a woman who never existed come back to haunt you?
Gerry Anderson has been having trouble sleeping. He's unwell - bed-bound - and has only his night nurse and his personal assistant for company. But what's really troubling him are the phone calls. Phone calls from a woman claiming to be the 'real' Aubrey.
But that can't be. Aubrey's just a character Gerry made up in a book, years ago.
Can Gerry see past the ever-blurring lines of fact and fiction and figure out who is threatening him, or has his long-overdue moment of reckoning finally arrived?
'As if one of Philip Roth's complicated men stumbled into a razor-sharp Stephen King plot . . . The sharpest, clearest-eyed take on our #metoo reckoning yet. Plus: enthralling.' Megan Abbott
Laura Lippman's Dream Girl is the book version of the mind-blown emoji. ― Entertainment Weekly
As if one of Philip Roth's complicated men stumbled into a razor-sharp Stephen King plot . in other words, my dream novel. I devoured this in three days. The sharpest, clearest-eyed take on our #metoo reckoning yet. Plus: enthralling. ― Megan Abbott
'Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now.' – Gillian Flynn