Readers will find a lot to identify with in the character of struggling Austin stand-up comedian Dana Diaz, at least initially. Dana has returned to Austin after discouraging experiences in Los Angeles, the least of which include lack of support from her less talented white male partner, and harassment. One evening after a set Dana is approached by tech savvy Amanda Dorn, who has experienced horrors of her own as a computer programmer. At first Dana is lured by the seductive opportunity to release some of her anger in a twisted partnership proposed by Amanda, with a significant nod to Patricia Highsmith; but, in true noir fashion, events escalate rapidly, and soon it’s unclear who will be the Last Woman Standing.— Maryelizabeth
From the author of Good as Gone ("So gripping you might want to start to question your own family's past"--Entertainment Weekly) comes a brilliant and timely thriller: Strangers on a Train by way of Thelma and Louise.
Dana Diaz is an aspiring stand up comedian--a woman in a man's world. When she meets a tough computer programmer named Amanda Dorn, the two bond over their struggles in boys' club professions. Dana confides that she's recently been harassed and assaulted while in L.A., and Amanda comes up with a plan: they should go after each other's assailants, Strangers on a Train-style. But Dana finds that revenge, however sweet, draws her into a more complicated series of betrayals. Soon her distrust turns to paranoia, encompassing strangers, friends--and even herself. At what cost will she get her vengeance? Who will end up getting hurt? And when it's all over, will there be anyone left to trust?