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Sing Her Down

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MCD × FSG, 2023
Releases 05/23/23

“I read everything Ivy Pochoda writes. Her capture of the complexities, diversities, and insanities of today’s life and culture is next to none. I loved Sing Her Down. The world will too.” —Michael Connelly, author of Desert Star

"A thoroughly entertaining, mean-as-a-snake modern Western, Sing Her Down hits like a shotgun blast." —Dennis Lehane, author of Small Mercies


No Country for Old Men meets Killing Eve in this gritty, feminist Western thriller from the award-winning author of These Women.


Florence "Florida" Baum is not the hapless innocent she claims to be when she arrives at the Arizona women's prison—or so her ex-cellmate Diosmary Sandoval keeps insinuating.


Dios knows the truth about Florida's crimes, understands the truth that Florence hides even from herself: that she wasn't a victim of circumstance, an unlucky bystander misled by a bad man. Dios knows that darkness lives in women too, despite the world's refusal to see it. And she is determined to open Florida's eyes and unleash her true self.


When an unexpected reprieve gives both women their freedom, Dios's fixation on Florida turns into a dangerous obsession, and a deadly cat-and-mouse chase ensues from Arizona to the desolate streets of Los Angeles.


With blistering, incisive prose, the award-winning author Ivy Pochoda delivers a razor-sharp Western. Gripping and immersive, Sing Her Down is a spellbinding thriller setting two indelible women on a path to certain destruction and an epic, stunning showdown.

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  • "A thoroughly entertaining, mean-as-a-snake modern Western, Sing Her Down hits like a shotgun blast."


    —Dennis Lehane, author of Small Mercies