Fritz Agency
Published by
Grand Central Publishing (July 2017)
Current material
Thriller / suspense fiction


by Abbott, Jeff

Teenager Jane Norton is behind the wheel when her car crashes off a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving Jane with amnesia. She remembers nothing of the days leading up to the crash—or why David wrote her a note, begging her to help him. Two years later, a still-broken Jane—abandoned by friends and family, blamed for David's death—receives an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember. David's grieving mother, Perri, tries to keep Jane from bringing up the past. Meanwhile, someone is destroying the lives of those connected to the accident: the paramedics, the lawyers, the witnesses. What happened on that fateful night—and what does Jane truly remember? Jane and Perri must join forces to unearth the truth . . . before a killer takes more than memories.

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times-bestselling, award-winning author of many mystery and suspense novels, including the Sam Capra series. He has been called “one of the best thriller writers in the business” (Washington Post). He was the 2016 President of the Mystery Writers of America. His novel PANIC is being developed as a TV series at the Weinstein Company, and Jeff is attached as a screenwriter and producer.

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The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel.

Review: Kirkus Reviews

I could not tear myself away from Jeff Abbott's mesmerizing, gripping, and claustrophobic novel. BLAME is the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense. Don't miss it. -Harlan Coben

Quote: Blurb emotionally complex tale replete with finely drawn characters, shocking twists, and convincing red herrings.

Review: Publishers Weekly

"I'll Take Whatever Comes": Steve Weddle interviews Jeff Abbott

Interview: The Los Angeles Review of Book

BLAME is a cut above the average thriller. Abbott carefully untangles his plot at just the right moments—a feat of pacing and timing—and his prose is stellar throughout. It's tack-sharp and evocative without being overwrought. The gossip and finger pointing, the resentments and recriminations, all come undone in a hair-raising finale. BLAME is a deft portrait of frailty and suffering, and a riveting thriller that doesn't let up. (starred review)

Review: Shelf Awareness

UK: Little, Brown

Foreign licence: Client

Not only is Jeff Abbott's BLAME the most additive thriller of the summer, it also happens to be an astute study of the corrosive nature of blame and the destructive power of its sibling emotion, guilt.

Review: Bolo Books Review

Blame is a masterful suspense novel, full of dread, lies, and deceptions. Abbott is one of our finest writers, and Blame takes his talents to new levels. Sinister and twisting, this is hands-down the best book you'll read--and re-read--this year. Absolutely top-notch ?J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author

Quote: Blurb

Last year, Harlan Coben's Fool Me Once was our highest-rated thriller of 2016. Abbot's BLAME is every bit as good and packs even more surprises along the way, leading up to a shocking ending that nobody, not even veteran readers of the genre, will ever see coming. Abbott's lightning-quick pacing and constant twists and turns make his latest offering impossible to put down. A one-sit read that'll have readers up way past their bedtimes, BLAME is Jeff Abbott's best novel so far—and a strong contender for best psychological thriller of the year.

Review: The Real Book Spy

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