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A mesmerizing detective novel

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Tell Me Everything.
Erika Krouse has one of those faces.

“I don’t know why I’m telling you this,” people say, spilling confessions. In the fall of 2002, Erika accepts a new contract job investigating lawsuits as a private investigator. The role seems perfect for her, but she quickly realizes she has no idea what she’s doing. Then a lawyer named Grayson assigns her to investigate the sexual assault of a college student who was attacked by football players and recruits at a party a year earlier. اضافة اعلان

Krouse knows she should turn the assignment down. Her history with sexual violence makes it all too personal, but she takes the job anyway. Inspired by Grayson’s conviction that he could help change things forever, maybe she could, too.

Over the next five years, Krouse learns everything she can about private investigation techniques, from tracking down witnesses to investigating a culture of sexual assault and harassment ingrained in the university’s football program.

As the investigation grows into a national scandal and a historic civil rights case, Krouse finds herself increasingly consumed. When the case and her life both implode at the same time, Krouse must figure out how to help win the case without losing herself.

“Masterful. ... As compelling as any detective novel. ... Mesmerizing on every page.” — The Washington Post

“(A) beautifully written, disturbing, and affecting memoir. This is literary nonfiction at a high level.”

— The New York Times Book Review

“Splendid. ... Startlingly fresh. ... Tell Me Everything isn’t a testimony of suffering. It’s the evidence of what Krouse has made from it: an artist, and a formidable one.” — Slate

“Riveting. ... Krouse’s fight for justice shows how we can truly enact change — in society and in ourselves.” — People Magazine

“An engrossing memoir. ... (Krouse’s) personal account reads like addictive true crime, and the emotional ending makes this an unforgettable read.” — Real Simple

“Stirring, stunning, and gently hopeful. ... A painful yet purposeful book, beautifully executed, utterly unputdownable.” — Modern Mrs Darcy

“Expert, nuanced. ... Krouse deftly explores the complicated dynamics between the university, students, and college athletics. She seamlessly weaves elements of her own history into the narrative. ... Readers will devour this searingly intimate tale of institutional misogyny. An important addition for all libraries.” — Library Journal

“Tell Me Everything is the best story I’ve read in a long, long time. Each scene is a remarkable character study; each development is shocking. Told with incredible psychological insight, this book is an unstoppable inquiry that delivers justice for many and, finally, peace for the most deserving. That never happens in real life. Except in this case, it did. This book is beautiful, exhilarating, and wildly rewarding.”

— Lacy Crawford, author of Notes on a Silencing

“I devoured Tell Me Everything over the course of two breathless days, harrowed and deeply moved. It is at once an exposé, a heart-rending narrative of family trauma and its long legacy, and a thrilling detective story — propulsive as anything by Raymond Chandler but with twice the emotional IQ. This is the most satisfying, urgent book I have read in a long time.”

— Melissa Febos, author of Girlhood

About the author
Krouse is the author of “Come Up” and “See Me Sometime”, a New York Times Notable Book, and Contenders. She is a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Krouse’s fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Ploughshares, One Story, and more. She teaches creative writing at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and lives in Colorado. Her debut memoir, Tell Me Everything, has been optioned for TV adaptation by Playground Entertainment.

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