Crazy On You by Christen Bensten
From bestselling author of Starving comes a domestic suspense thriller. If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty’s novels, you will love the women of Huntwood Valley!
Olivia is tired of being invisible. But could her resentment lead her to murder?
She lives in the perfect suburban town of Huntwood Valley, where wealthy neighbors build their own dream homes and chauffer their kids to private school and elite activities. However, Olivia’s homelife is much bleaker. She is forced to care for her mentally ill mother and abusive father until he drops dead.
Olivia’s life improves when she becomes a mother and meets three diverse women in the same stage of life. Claire is an intense, full-time lawyer with a nanny. Charlotte is a charmed transplant from Richmond married to a distracted husband. And Beth? Well, she’s perfect. Despite her anxious, erratic personality, Olivia develops meaningful friendships. But Beth is special. She has everything. Olivia sets her sites on her new obsession, determined to make herself invaluable. When her persistence turns to meddling, the friendship sours.
Olivia snaps. She unravels quickly, succumbing to familiar volatile tendencies. When the women become fearful of Olivia and her devious behavior, Olivia doesn’t quit. She persists.
How far will Olivia go to achieve the life she desperately wants?
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Christen Bensten is the author of Starving, a memoir about her childhood trauma and cult-like, religious education.
She is the founder of Blue Egg Brown Nest Interiors & Design, a popular design blog and interior design business. She has been featured in Southern Style (Hoffman Media) as well as The Washington Post, Cottage Living Magazine, Romantic Homes Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Freshstyle Magazine, Vintage Living Magazine, Daily Candy, This Old House, and Arlington Magazine.
Christen lives just outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, three kids, five cats and loads of foster kitties looking for good homes.
Crazy On You is the first book in her Huntwood Valley Murder Series. Fawn and the Giants, a literary novel, is set to launch 2023.