"A tense, masterful thriller that gripped me from the first page."--Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners "Complex and compelling, When I Am Through With You takes a hard look at the dark intensity boiling beneath the surface of an everyday teenage boy."--Edgar-Award Winning author Mindy McGinnis ★ "Taut plotting combines with prose that's by turns delicately plush and trenchantly foulmouthed for a riveting experience. Full of secrets and plot twists, Kuehn's latest is a satisfying, sophisticated study in complicated relationships."--Kirkus, starred review "[A] harrowing story that succeeds in keeping readers off-balance from start to finish as it explores the collision between desire and action in unpredictable physical and psychological landscapes."--Publishers Weekly Praise for The Smaller Evil
★"Kuehn's specialty in depicting mental illness and her sharp, quick writing are on display in her latest novel, but it is her satirical integration of New Age hippie rituals with the pseudoscientific jargon of the self-help retreat world that is the most compelling addition. Fans of the author's work will find familiar material in this book. Readers interested in a Gillian Flynn-style take on cults and self-help retreats will also be intrigued."--SLJ, starred review "Suspenseful and enigmatic, bristling with Stephanie Kuehn's vivid prose and sharp-eyed characterizations, The Smaller Evil kept me guessing till the very last page. I immediately flipped back to the first page to read it again, and so will you." --Laura Ruby, Michael L. Printz Award winning author of Bone Gap.
"The Smaller Evil, with an engaging main character, precise, vivid writing and a continuous rushing train of tensions, is a captivating thriller." --2015 PEN/Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Working Writer Fellowship Judgesshow more