STACIE GREY at Books Inc. Alameda

Author image of Stacie Grey and Michelle Chouinard and cover photo of the book She Left

Meet local author, Stacie Grey, for the launch party of her debut novel, She Left!

Stacie will be joined in conversation by bestselling mystery writer Michelle Chouinard.

Twenty years ago, she survived. This time she may not be so lucky...

As a teenager, Amy Therese Brewer argued with her friends and stormed out of a party—moments before the five other teens were brutally murdered.

Now, on the anniversary of those deaths, ten people with connections to the crime have been invited to a remote cliffside house by a journalist looking to do a story about the so-called Memorial Day Massacre. But the group quickly learns the event is not what it seems. As a storm closes in and guests begin to die, Therese realizes there is someone in the house who knows more than they admit about what happened that night long ago, and they will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.


"Deliciously twisty—Agatha Christie would be spellbound." — M.M. Chouinard, USA Today Bestselling author of The Dancing Girls

"In this engrossing mystery, a vividly drawn cast of characters, claustrophobic setting, and propulsive pacing will keep you flipping the pages until the final twist that will leave you reeling. Grey skillfully and lovingly plays within the rules of the genre while also bringing a fresh voice and perspective to the And Then There Were None premise that will delight not just Agatha Christie fans but fans of tense, clever and goosebump-inducing stories, as well. Clear your calendar for the day, because this is a one-sitting read!" — Brianna Labuskes, best-selling author of A Familiar Sight

"Knives Out meets Lucy Foley's The Hunting Party in this tense, locked-room mystery. Be wary of invitations where everyone could be a suspect." — Georgina Cross, author of One NightNanny Needed, and The Stepdaughter

"Readers who were raised on a steady diet of Agatha Christie will find much to love in She Left—the intriguing cast of suspects, the red herrings scattered through the story, and the sleuth who has to put it all together to get herself to safety. Grey's story is a satisfying riff on the classic mystery story structure that will keep readers guessing until the end." — Eva Jurczyk, author of The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

"In She Left, Stacie Grey combines a clever setup with all the excitement of a classic whodunit, complete with a compelling cast of characters (and suspects). The tension grabbed me from the first page and ratcheted up relentlessly with each scene." — Elle Grawl, author of One of Those Faces and What Still Burns

"She Left by Stacie Grey, with its sharp writing, a cunning locked-room setting, and eerie atmosphere, reads like a modern-day Agatha Christie, and has all the hallmarks of a can’t-put-it-down thriller." — Ashley Tate, author of Twenty-Seven Minutes

"Immersive and hypnotizing, She Left is the effortless summer read that will enthrall you from the first chapter. Suspense and mystery lovers will find each character to be convincingly suspicious, and the decades-past crime to be full of compelling unanswered questions. Start this in the morning because Grey's taut writing will drive you to finish this book in one sitting." — Elle Marr, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Alone Time and The Family Bones


Stacie Grey is an author and fan of mysteries who lives in Alameda, California, with her husband and dog. In what passes for normal life, she works in biotech research. She mostly posts to Instagram and Threads, and occasionally writes a newsletter
Michelle Chouinard is the USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon Charts bestselling author behind the upcoming The Serial Killer Guide to San Francisco, The Vacation—a standalone psychological thriller—and the Detective Jo Fournier series, featuring The Dancing Girls, Taken to the Grave, Her Daughter’s Cry, The Other Mothers, and more.
Event date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501
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ISBN: 9781728292922
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - May 14th, 2024

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