Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke's books include the standalone thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here - an Amazon Best Mystery Novel of 2013 - and her acclaimed series starring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, the most recent of which, Never Tell, was a Kindle bestseller. A former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure.

Books by Alafair Burke

The Girl She Was

Published: January 2022

The past refuses to be forgotten in this gripping new thriller from the author of The Wife and The Better Sister.

The Better Sister

Published: January 2020

Keep your enemies close and your sister closer...The Better Sister is a sublime novel of suspense, from an emerging master of the form.

The Better Sister

Published: May 2019

A twisty tale of domestic noir, from the author of the bestselling The Wife: I betrayed my sister while standing on the main stairs of the Metropolitan museum in a beaded Versace gown ...

The Wife

Published: August 2018

The Wife is the standalone follow-up to Alafair Burke's brilliant, Edgar nominated The Ex (2016)

The Ex

Published: January 2017

Twenty years ago she ruined his life. Now she has the chance to save it.

All Day and a Night

Published: April 2015

In her first series book for Faber, Alafair Burke returns to one of the most memorable characters in contemporary US crime writing, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher.

Dead Connection

Published: January 2015

In this electrifying thriller, a rookie detective goes undercover on the Internet dating scene to draw out a serial killer targeting single women in Manhattan.

If You Were Here

Published: May 2014

A young pickpocket is pulled from the tracks of a subway station seconds before an oncoming train's arrival. When a video of the incident briefly emerges it unlocks a mystery that goes back over a decade.

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