Love Twisty Thrillers? You'll Devour 'Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead'

Marie Claire has the first look at the cover of the buzzy thriller, set to hit shelves in February.

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(Image credit: Minotaur Books / David Rotstein / Jonelle Afurong / Emily Geraghty)

If you're a fan of twist-filled thrillers, biting prose, and dark campus secrets—well, do I have the book for you. Admittedly, as the author of said book, I'm biased, but I wrote Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead in large part because I love those kinds of stories from authors like Jessica Knoll, Andrea Bartz, Rachel Hawkins, Ashley Winstead, and oh, man, I could go on. Troubled narrators, long-hidden secrets, a seemingly glittering life, winter nights in New York City—they all come together to form the plot for Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead, coming out February 6, 2024 with Minotaur Books.

Let me tell you a little more about it: Nine years ago, with the world's eyes on her, Charlie Colbert fled. The press and the police called Charlie a "witness" to the nightmarish events at her elite graduate school on Christmas Eve—events known to the public as "Scarlet Christmas"—though Charlie knows she was much more than that. Now, Charlie has meticulously rebuilt her life: she's the editor-in-chief of a major magazine, engaged to the golden child of the publishing industry, and hell-bent on never, ever, letting her guard down again. But when a film made by one of Charlie's former classmates threatens to shatter everything she's worked for, Charlie must decide how far she’ll go to stop the past that haunts her from colliding with her shiny present.

Katherine St. John calls it "rife with tension from page one" and "a book I struggled to put down." Laurie Elizabeth Flynn says it's "voicey, unpredictable, and wholly addictive"; Colleen McKeegan loves how it "plays with memory to deftly unpack the dangerous ways our minds trick when obsession and a lack of control collide." Ashley Winstead described it as a "tautly constructed thriller in which a woman’s fate rests on answering the one question that has always eluded her: What is she capable of in her darkest moments?"

As for me, I hope you love this book as much as I loved writing it. You can pre-order Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead at Target, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, or Amazon. Once you finish it, I'd love to hear what you thought via Goodreads.

Jenny Hollander
Digital Director

Jenny is the Digital Director at Marie Claire. A graduate of Leeds University, and a native of London, she moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the first intern at Bustle when it launched in 2013, and spent five years building out its news and politics department. In 2018 she joined Marie Claire, where she held the roles of Deputy Digital Editor and Director of Content Strategy before becoming Digital Director. Working closely with Marie Claire's exceptional editorial, audience, commercial, and e-commerce teams, Jenny oversees the brand's digital arm, with an emphasis on driving readership. When she isn't editing or knee-deep in Google Analytics, you can find Jenny writing about television, celebrities, her lifelong hate of umbrellas, or (most likely) her dog, Captain. In her spare time, she also writes fiction: her first novel, the thriller EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD, was published with Minotaur Books (UK) and Little, Brown (US) in February 2024 and became a USA Today bestseller. She has also written extensively about developmental coordination disorder, or dyspraxia, which she was diagnosed with when she was nine. She is currently working on her second novel.