The first book in an all-new series, co-authored with #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer! An instant New York Times Bestseller!
A priceless book, hidden in a corpse. A family secret, handed down through generations. And a woman with no memory of her past.
When Hazel Nash was six years old, her father taught her: mysteries need to be solved. He should know. Hazel’s father is Jack Nash, the host of America’s favorite conspiracy TV show, The House of Secrets. Even as a child, she loved hearing her dad’s tall tales, especially the one about a leather book belonging to Benedict Arnold that was hidden in a corpse. Now, years later, Hazel wakes up in the hospital and remembers nothing, not even her own name. She’s told she’s been in a car accident that killed her father and injured her brother. But she can’t remember any of it, because of her own traumatic brain injury. Then a man from the FBI shows up, asking questions about her dad-and about his connection to the corpse of a man found with an object stuffed into his chest: a priceless book that belonged to Benedict Arnold. Back at her house, Hazel finds guns that she doesn’t remember owning. On her forehead, she sees scars from fights she can’t recall. Most important, the more Hazel digs, the less she likes the person she seems to have been. Trying to put together the puzzle pieces of her past and present, Hazel Nash needs to figure out who killed this man-and how the book wound up in his chest. The answer will tell her the truth about her father, what he was really doing for the government-and who Hazel really is.
Mysteries need to be solved. Especially the ones about yourself.
Read the first chapter here.
“Must read book of the summer!”― ABC News/Good Morning America
“Highly satisfying…a conspiracy-laden spy novel that’s at its best when it’s gleefully cutting the legs out from the genre’s tropes.”― Publishers Weekly
“Meltzer’s many fans should have a good time here, as will all conspiracy-minded readers, even those not familiar with the author’s brand.”―Booklist
“Launching a new series with coauthor Goldberg (Gangsterland), the best-selling author of The Inner Circle and host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel has delivered a fast-paced and twisty thriller not to be missed!” — Library Journal
“Meltzer and Goldberg move “The House of Secrets” at a breakneck pace, indulging — and parodying — thriller clichés while examining history and presidential lore, an ongoing favorite theme of Meltzer. While the plot of “The House of Secrets” is highly entertaining, it also can seem a bit far-fetched. But often the most outlandish situation is based in reality. As Meltzer has proven before in “Decoded,” the TV series he hosted from 2010 to 2012, truth often is stranger than fiction. And what never wavers is Meltzer’s meticulous historical research, drawing on little known facts to make the past come alive.” — Dallas Morning-News
“Hot Summer Books!” — The Hollywood Reporter
“A game-changing female protagonist!” — The Big Thrill
“A good yarn for fans of conspiracy-minded fiction.” Winnipeg Free-Press
“Nobody does historical speculation better…[a]nd that helps make The House of Secrets great fun, pure reading entertainment of the highest order.” — Providence Journal
Fifteen Essential Thrillers of 2016! — Library Journal
“Meltzer and Goldberg write with a fast, crisp style. It’s breathless, never letting up on the tension or the compelling reasons to keep reading even late into the night.” — Huffington Post