Laura McHugh is the author of The Weight of Blood, winner of an International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel and a Silver Falchion Award for Best First Novel: Literary Suspense. The Weight of Blood was named a Best Book of the Year by BookPage, the Kansas City Star, and the Sunday Times, and was also nominated for an Alex Award, Barry Award, and GoodReads Choice Award (Best Mystery and Best Debut).She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.
Superb and subtle psychological suspense, and a compelling mystery,
too . . . I thought I knew who did it, but I was wrong-four times.
-- Lee Child
Cool, clever and infused with a compellingly chilly melancholy, Arrowood kept me guessing and re-guessing all the way to its inexorable conclusion. -- Ruth Ware
A failed graduate student's return to the family mansion she inherited from her grandfather touches off a maelstrom of emotion, regret and memories in McHugh's poignant second novel . . . Lyrical prose and in-depth character studies examine the reliability of memory, punctuated by believable suspense and aided by a careful look at a small town. * Publishers Weekly *
McHugh's slow exposure of an old crime is a pitch-perfect example of a Southern gothic. * Sunday Times *
Magical * Daily Mail *