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Who Is Maud Dixon?

Who Is Maud Dixon?

A Novel

Book - 2021
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Florence Darrow is a low-level publishing employee who believes that she's destined to be a famous writer. When she stumbles into a job the assistant to the brilliant, enigmatic novelist known as Maud Dixon -- whose true identity is a secret -- it appears that the universe is finally providing Florence's big chance. The arrangement seems perfect. Maud Dixon (whose real name, Florence discovers, is Helen Wilcox) can be prickly, but she is full of pointed wisdom -- not only on how to write, but also on how to live. Florence quickly falls under Helen's spell and eagerly accompanies her to Morocco, where Helen's new novel is set. Amidst the colorful streets of Marrakesh and the wind-swept beaches of the coast, Florence's life at last feels interesting enough to inspire a novel of her own. But when Florence wakes up in the hospital after a terrible car accident, with no memory of the previous night -- and no sign of Helen -- she's tempted to take a shortcut. Instead of hiding in Helen's shadow, why not upgrade into Helen's life? Not to mention her bestselling pseudonym... Taut, twisty, and viciously entertaining, Who is Maud Dixon is a stylish psychological thriller about how far into the darkness you're willing to go to claim the life you always wanted.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2021.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9780316500319
Branch Call Number: FIC ANDR
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 06, 2021

After Florence Darrow is fired from her job in publishing, she lucks into a job as an assistant for one of the hottest and most secretive authors. The author takes her on a research trip to Morocco where they are in a car accident and plunge over a cliff into the sea. A case of mistaken/stolen identity ensues. Florence is playing out of her depth. What really happened on the night that she cannot remember?

A darkly fun, twisty suspense novel. Florence is not the most relatable heroine. She makes a lot of questionable decisions while still managing to be very naive. If you need to have an easy person to root for, you might want to pass.

ArapahoeAlice Mar 20, 2021

Florence Darrow is a small-town girl who believes that she's destined to become a celebrated writer. Unfortunately, she is in her mid-twenties and hasn’t earned anything from her writing. She is excited when she lands a job as the assistant to a best-selling author writing under the name “Maud Dixon.” The author’s true name is Helen Wilcox, an arrogant, cold and prickly woman. But no matter how Helen acts, Florence is fascinated. She is over the moon with excitement when she Helen invites her to go along on a research trip to Morocco. The longer they stay in Morocco, the more unsure Florence becomes about her relationship with the author. Then there is a horrible car accident. Florence wakes up in hospital and is being called “Helen.” What happened to the real Helen? Should Florence say she’s Helen and have a chance for success?

DCLadults Mar 12, 2021

A New & Noteworthy fiction staff pick 2021. If you want your thrillers twisty and taut, this is a debut you don’t want to miss. And it’s already optioned for film.

ArapahoeChristineS Mar 11, 2021

A captivating, character-driven suspense that's delightfully wicked.


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