KAREN DIONNE’s award-winning novels set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness have been translated into dozens of languages and landed on bestseller lists around the world. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly calls The Wicked Sister “A devastating, magic realism–dusted psychological thriller… Dionne paints a haunting portrait of a family hurtling toward the tragic destiny they can foresee but are powerless to stop,” selecting it as one of the best books of the year. She comes by her knowledge of the U.P. wilderness by dint of her having built and lived in a cabin off-the-grid near St. Ignace for three years with her husband and infant daughter.
Karen has been active in the writing community for over twenty years. She co-founded the online writers community Backspace, organized the Backspace Writers Conferences in New York and the Salt Cay, Bahamas Writers Retreat, and served on the board of directors of the International Thriller Writers.
Her previous book, The Marsh King’s Daughter, was named a 2018 Michigan Notable Book, took home the Barry and the Crimson Scribe Awards for Best Novel, The Marsh King’s Daughter will soon be released as a movie starring Daisey Ridley (“The Force Awakens”) and Ben Mendelsohn.
“Karen Dionne is back with a dark, atmospheric and chilling tale set in the deep woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Beautifully written, The Wicked Sister moves seamlessly between past and present, unraveling the truth behind a family tragedy. From her insightful depiction of both the grace and bitter cruelty of humanity, to her command of the plot and pacing, Dionne’s brilliance shines through on every single page. Prepare to be blown away!”–Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before
“Fresh, truly original, and utterly unpredictable, Karen Dionne is at the top of her game with the gorgeously told The Wicked Sister. I devoured this book in one sitting! It’s hard to balance complex and heartrending familial relationships with pulse-pounding suspense, but somehow this book does exactly that. Propulsive and terrifying to the very shocking end!”–Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year
Karen Dionne does a masterful job of creating a mystery with plenty of twists…This is a must-read for mystery fans, or anyone with an interest in UP Michigan.”–Faribault Daily News ”
More information about the U.P. Notable Book list, U.P. Book Review, and UPPAA can be found on www.UPNotable.com
About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)
Established in 1998 to support authors and publishers who live in or write about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, UPPAA is a Michigan nonprofit association with more than 100 members, many of whose books are featured on the organization’s website at www.uppaa.org. UPPAA welcomes membership and participation from anyone with a UP connection who is interested in writing.
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