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photo credits: Tana French, left, by Kyran O'Brien Sophie Hannah, right, by Mark Mather Bank Square Books and Groton Public Library proudly present UK authors Tana French and Sophie Hannah at Mystic Arts Center for an author luncheon! Both authors have new books to share: Tana French will be reading from Broken Harbor and Sophie Hannah from The Other Woman's House Tickets for this luncheon are $50 and include a signed copy of each book, catered lunch with wine, and readings/discussion time with both authors. Please call 860.536.3795 to RSVP or click the button below to reserve your place and purchase tickets instantly. More about this event's featured books: Broken Harbor The mesmerizing fourth novel of the Dublin murder squad by New York Times bestselling author Tana French Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, the brash cop from Tana French’s bestselling Faithful Place, plays by the book and plays hard. That’s what’s made him the Murder squad’s top detective—and that’s what puts the biggest case of the year into his hands. On one of the half-built, half-abandoned "luxury" developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children are dead. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher and his rookie partner, Richie, think it’s going to be an easy solve. But too many small things can’t be explained. The half dozen baby monitors, their cameras pointing at holes smashed in the Spains’ walls. The files erased from the Spains’ computer. The story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder who was slipping past all the locks. And Broken Harbor holds memories for Scorcher. Seeing the case on the news sends his sister Dina off the rails again, and she’s resurrecting something that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control: what happened to their family one summer at Broken Harbor, back when they were children. With her signature blend of police procedural and psychological thriller, French’s new novel goes full throttle with a heinous crime, creating her most complicated detective character and her best book yet. The Other Woman's House The latest gripping psychological thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Wrong Mother and The Cradle in the Grave Featuring the return of detectives Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse, Sophie Hannah's latest novel offers the spine-tingling thrills her ever-increasing fan base adores. It's past midnight, but Connie Bowskill can't sleep. To pass the time, she logs on to a real estate website in search of a particular house, one she is obsessed with for reasons she's too scared to even admit to herself. As she clicks through the virtual tour, she comes across a scene from a nightmare: a woman lying facedown on the living room floor in a pool of blood. But when she returns to show her husband, there is no body, no blood—just a perfectly ordinary room. With plot twists that will keep readers up all night, The Other Woman's House is another unforgettable story by a new master of the crime novel.