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Publisher's Summary

“Dark comedy meets twisty thriller...Couldn’t be more fun.” (People Magazine)

Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job as the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon - whose true identity is a secret - it appears that the universe is finally providing Florence’s big chance.

The arrangement seems perfect. Maud Dixon (whose real name, Florence discovers, is Helen Wilcox) can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom - not only on how to write, but also on how to live. Florence quickly falls under Helen’s spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco, where Helen’s new novel is set. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence’s life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own.

But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night - and no sign of Helen - she’s tempted to take a shortcut. Instead of hiding in Helen’s shadow, why not upgrade into Helen's life? Not to mention her bestselling pseudonym...

Taut, twisty, and viciously entertaining, Who is Maud Dixon is a stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you’re willing to go to claim the life you always wanted.

One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 (Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Town & Country, GoodReads, LitHub, CrimeReads)

16 New Books to Watch for in March (New York Times)

©2021 Alexandra Andrews (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

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Whoa! Buy this book!

This book has it all! Excellent writing, well developed characters, exciting plot, and oh the twists and turns! If you like twisty mysteries but are burnt out on the puppy mill of garbage on the market as of late, this book is for you! I read several audiobooks a week and have a library of thousands. This is easily my favorite book this year. I’m surprised there isn’t more buzz around it. The narrator is fabulous. She sort of reminds me of Julia Whelan—which is some of the highest praise I can bestow on a narrator.

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You think you know what's going to happen....

but you'd be wrong. This is a great book. A book without any particularly likable or redeeming characters, but what characters they are! There's the writer; there's the assistant; there's the editor. It's a quick listen (seriously, listen to it at 1-1/2 - it lends a certain frenzy to the story line) and you won't be able to turn it off.

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Fine. Just, fine.

Meh. Read this on a recommendation and it was just sort of meh. The ending had lots of twists and turns and I enjoyed following along. Problem for me was it took me 43 of the 51 chapters to get engaged. Lots and lots of ground work laid that could have been condensed.

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I regret reading this book

When reading the description of this book before I purchased it, I didn’t get that it was a melodramatic potboiler. I’m sure this will be made into a movie. I was hoping for something with more dimension, more shades of grey. In fact, the story is gloomy, violent and depressing. I truly wish I hadn’t read it.

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Bravo!

I just finished this and the first thing I'll say is this easily goes on my 2021 Must Read List. 

Put this one at the top of your TBR list, especially if you're a Suspense, Psychological thriller fan.
'Who is Maud Dixon' is an absolute brilliant debut from Alexandra Andrews.
To say the novel is character driven is an understatement, I found the characters fascinating.  This was quick moving & twisty read.
A novel about writer's and the publishing industry was of course a big draw for me. 
And the twists; there were many twists and turns and although I saw some of them coming I was still entertained. 

Audible narration was superb by one of my favorite audiobook narrators, Therese Plummer.

After reading the book it's no surprise to learn that Universal Pictures snapped up the rights to the novel ahead of publication, with The Washington Post screenwriter Liz Hannah set to adapt and direct. I hope Alexandra Andrew's superb work is done justice on the big screen.  If so, it's bound to be a blockbuster movie.
Bravo! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

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Didn’t Grab me. Was it Story or Narration?

Didn’t make it past Chapter 7 before I gave up on this one. Honestly, I think it may have been the narration. I kept trying to figure out whether it was the writing or the way the story was being delivered that kept getting in the way. I’m curious enough that I will have to try reading the book.

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Complete Fiction-- like the unbelievable kind

T plot summary of This Book reeled me in and had me intrigued. However you have to really suspend plausibility. there were so many areas of the book that had me saying out loud, "no way!"

and Only because the book went there..., the main character called Trump voters sociopaths, and I would strongly suggest that she look in the mirror. The other main character, also a proclaimed Non Trump voter, too is a sociopath...just saying. and Not sure why the book felt the need to bring that into the story...

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Clever...

Clever plotting, enjoyable journey. I really enjoyed it. This book was a nice surprise.
Natalie Barelli’s books are a little like this too... but, I don’t thunk I could ever read too many books about authors. I love that premise. Good job. Perfect narration.

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Happened upon this and am stunned by the hold the characters, plot and performance had on me

Reminiscent of the Patricia Highsmith thrillers... there was never a point in this novel I could have predicted or outsmarted either Helene or Florence—addictive, with a compelling literary style.

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Great Listen

Finished this one in 2 days. I needed to know what else was going to happen. Loved the story and flow.
The narrator was great as well.

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