Florence Darrow is working as an assistant at a New York City publishing house fully believing she will one day be a famous author. When she lands a job as the new assistant to Maud Dixon (a pseudonym for the reclusive Helen Wilcox) whose first novel has become a sensation, Florence believes she can learn from Helen and will be closer to realizing her dream. But Florence cannot reveal anything about her new job and she is only the second person to know the true identity of Maud Dixon, who refuses all interviews and publicity. The women travel to Morocco to do research for Helen’s next book and the rollercoaster ride begins. After an accident, Florence finds herself injured in the hospital and she cannot remember how she got there. But everyone is calling her Ms. Wilcox.
This is a such a good book and its quite incredible that it is Alexandra Andrews’ debut. Comparisons to “The Talented Mr. Ripley” are inevitable but this book stands on its own. It’s clever and witty as it explores the publishing business. The twists in this enjoyable psychological thriller will keep you glued and guessing. Does the story go a little off the rails? Sure, but there’s enough of a sense of satire that it all works beautifully. Enjoy it.
Many thanks to Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, NetGalley and the marvelously talented Alexandra Andrews for the opportunity to read Who Is Maud Dixon? in advance of its March 2, 2021 publication date.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Publication Date: March 2, 2021.
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