0.71 x 8.35 x 5.43 Inches; 240 pages
By the author of "Dare Me" and "The End of Everything"
In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles s Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade.
Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar(R)-winning author Megan Abbott s novel "Bury Me Deep" is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband. At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny, a tubercular blonde. Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town s most powerful men with wild parties. At one of these events, Marion meets and falls hard for the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dangerous collision.
A story born of Jazz Age decadence and Depression-era desperation, "Bury Me Deep" with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex and shifting loyalties is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire and the glimmer of redemption.