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“Anywhere You Run had me hooked from the first page… It’s a novel both tender and ferocious—an absolute stunner.”—Lou Berney, Edgar Award–winning author of November Road.
Prepare to be taken on a gripping and suspenseful journey in the latest novel from the award-winning author of “All Her Little Secrets.”
Set in Jim Crow, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964, the story follows the lives of two Black sisters, Violet and Marigold, as they flee their troubled pasts, hoping to start anew.
After a white man is murdered in Mississippi for supporting Black voter rights, Violet finds herself in a dangerous situation when she suffers a brutal attack and is forced to take matters into her own hands. Knowing she won’t receive fair treatment from the justice system, she flees with the help of her white boyfriend. But even in hiding in the small town of Chillicothe, Georgia, Violet can’t shake off the feeling that danger is lurking around every corner.
Meanwhile, Marigold dreams of attending law school and working towards furthering the cause of the Black vote. However, after becoming pregnant and unmarried, she’s faced with a dilemma when the police come knocking at her door in connection to the recent murder. With no other option, Marigold also decides to flee, heading north in search of a better life free from segregation.
As the sisters try to leave their pasts behind, they are unaware that a man with a dark motive is hot on their trail. With secrets of his own, this man is determined to find the sisters, putting their lives and those of their unborn children in peril.
Will the sisters be able to escape their pasts, or will they be forced to confront the consequences of their actions? Find out in this thrilling novel full of secrets, danger, and suspense.
Wanda Morris’s careful attention to researching the era shines through in the captivating plot, which is narrated through the alternating perspectives of each sister. With finely crafted characters and sharp dialogue, this novel stands out as a remarkable work. Morris is a rising author to keep an eye on.
“A stunning thriller and a stunning work of historical fiction. Anywhere You Run is riveting, touching and terrifying. Wanda M. Morris is a ferociously talented writer.” — Gilly Macmillan, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Weekend
“The suspense will set your heart thumping, the story will break it. A compelling thriller with powerful historical detail.” — J.D. Barker, New York Times bestselling author of A Caller’s Game
“The notorious 1964 murder of three civil rights activists in Mississippi provides the backdrop for Morris’s stunning sophomore novel…Meticulous research about the era informs the gripping plot, which alternates between each sister’s point of view. Finely sculpted characters and crisp dialogue help make this a standout. Morris is a writer to watch.”—Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bestselling author, Karin Slaughter, has described Wanda M. Morris as a “vibrant and welcome new voice to the thriller space.”
As a corporate attorney, Wanda M. Morris has worked in the legal departments of some of America’s top Fortune 100 companies. She is an accomplished presenter and leader. Wanda previously served as President of the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, in which she established a signature female empowerment program known as the Women’s Initiative. She is an alumna of the Yale Writers Workshop and Robert McKee’s Story Seminar. Wanda is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and Crime Writers of Color. She is married, the mother of three, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her debut novel, All Her Little Secrets has been optioned for a one-hour limited series on Showtime executive produced by and starring Emmy-award winning actress Uzo Aduba. Click here for details.
To visit Wanda’s website and join her mailing list, please click here.
The suspense will set your heart thumping, the story will break it. A compelling thriller with powerful historical detail.— J.D. Barker, New York Times bestselling author of A Caller’s Game
Thank you!! ❤️— Wanda M. Morris (@WandaMo14) October 25, 2022
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