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Jun 23, 2020

Megan Miranda, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, joins Carol to discuss her new novel, The Girl from Widow Hills. In this psychological suspense, a young girl, Arden, disappears while sleepwalking and is missing for days. Against all odds, she is found alive, hidden beside a storm drain. Years later, Arden is a young woman who does everything she can to escape the public eye, rife with stalkers and fans in equal measure. With the media hot on her heels and her personal struggle still weighing on her so many years later, she stumbles on a dead man from her old life while sleepwalking in her yard. The world she thought she escaped comes tumbling back. Carol and Megan talk about the double-sided nature of media and the ways it can bear down on the lives of undeserving individuals. Along that vein, Carol asks Megan what she did to research and structure a plot around a woman who has changed her life and name, and whether it's truly possible for someone to purposely disappear from the public eye. They also touch upon Megan's earlier novels, All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest.

Books discussed in this episode:

The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

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