Welsome to another double-header episode! On the first half of the show, meet New York Times bestselling, Edgar-nominated author of 20 crime novels, . Alafair’s books include The Ex, The Wife, and The Better Sister, and two series—one featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, and the other, Portland, Oregon, prosecutor Samantha Kincaid. Alafair joins us to discuss her latest thriller, . Released a few weeks ago, it has met with rave reviews from Laura Dave, Chris Bohjalian, and Megan Abbott. On the second half of the show we’ll welcome New York Times bestselling author of adult fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, . A former news writer and producer, Allison has written for outlets like The New York Times, ABC News, and USA Today, and has appeared on such shows as The TODAY Show and Good Morning America. She joins us to discuss her latest work of historical fiction, , which is an epic reimagining of the remarkable life of American heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Coming out on Feb 15th, Pataki’s new novel has been met with raves by F&F faves Fiona Davis, Susan Meissner, and Kate Quinn.