Hailed as “an astoundingly good novel” by Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, and winner of the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award, The Next Time You See Me is a gripping tale of mystery, desperation, and redemption.
When a small Southern town’s most fiery single woman is found dead in the woods, it’s not just her secrets that threaten to surface. There’s Ronnie’s sister, Susanna, a dutiful but dissatisfied schoolteacher, mother, and wife; Tony, a failed baseball star turned detective; Emily, a socially awkward thirteen-year-old with a dark secret; and Wyatt, a factory worker tormented by a past he can’t change and by a love he doesn’t think he deserves.
Connected in ways they cannot begin to imagine, their stories converge in a violent climax that reveals not just the mystery of what happened to Ronnie, but all of their secret selves. Praised as “immensely satisfying and skillful” by Kate Atkinson, author of New York Times bestseller Life After Life, The Next Time You See Me is a debut novel not to be missed.
"Impressive...[Jones] also has a precise eye and empathy to burn, bringing many of her characters to well-rounded life." -- The New York Times
"[A]n astoundingly good novel...Jones writes with authority and a deep generosity...The result is simply mesmerizing." -- Gillian Flynn
"So rich in character...An immensely satisfying and skillful debut novel." -- Kate Atkinson
"A genre-defying novel filled with mystery...Beautifully articulate."
-- USA Today