Jennifer duBois delivers a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, a father determined to win her freedom, and the sphinx-like young man who happens to be her only alibi.
When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door.
Five weeks later, her roommate, Katy, is found brutally murdered, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who’s asking. As the case takes shape, Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her.
Praise for Cartwheel:
“An acute psychological study of character that rises to the level of the philosophical, specifically the existential.”
–Booklist (starred review)
“Marvelous . . . intertwines a gripping tale of murder abroad with an intimate story of family heartbreak. Every sentence crackles with wit and vision.”
—Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements
“duBois has captured the sleazy leer of lurid crime and somehow twisted it into a work of art.”
—Benjamin Hale, author of The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore