In Tongues

Tell Me Who You Are

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MCD × FSG, 2024

The Silent Patient meets Gone Girl in this sharp psychological thriller about a psychiatrist with a shocking past and her dangerous new patient.

The Brooklyn psychiatrist Dr. Caroline Strange is certain she knows what's best for her patients, her family, and pretty much everyone else, but that all changes when a troubled young man arrives for his appointment and makes a pair of alarming confessions: I am going to kill someone, and I know who you really are.

Dr. Caroline is accustomed to hearing her patients’ deepest, darkest secrets, but it seems Nelson Schack may be one step ahead when detectives show up later that day, inquiring about a missing woman. It looks like Nelson has made good on his threat—yet somehow it’s Dr. Caroline who becomes the prime suspect.

Convinced the police are incompetent, and hell-bent on proving that she’s right, Dr. Caroline takes matters into her own hands, chasing down the elusive Nelson and running headlong into a past she has spent her entire life trying to forget. But closing in on her target just leads to all the polished pieces of her manicured life splintering as people start to question who she really is.

Harrowing, unpredictable, and compulsively readable, the award-winning author Louisa Luna’s Tell Me Who You Are is an utterly gripping psychological thriller that begs the question: Can a person ever really outrun their past?

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  • Tell Me Who You Are is propulsive. Louisa Luna gives us rich characters, sharp dialogue, and a story that will keep you guessing—and thinking—right up to the last page. I loved this book.”

    —James Kestrel, Edgar award-winning author of Five Decembers

  • “This fantastic novel is like going out drinking with your sharpest, sexiest, most dangerous friend, and getting into trouble that's both unexpected and inevitable.”

    —Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of Two Nights in Lisbon

  • “Tell Me Who You Are absolutely glimmers with tension. Every page is as compelling and sharp as a blade to the ribs. Louisa Luna masterminds a virtuosic puzzle—this book kept me guessing all the way up to the end.”

    —Natalka Burian, author of The Night Shift

  • "Tell Me Who You Are is the best sort of thriller—caustic, dynamic, unsettling, and scary. Louisa Luna’s novel is sharp as a blade and hard to put down."

    —Ivy Pochoda, author of Sing Her Down