Sylvia’s Secret

When American poet Sylvia Plath committed suicide, many people blamed her unfaithful husband, but no one believed Ted Hughes actually murdered Sylvia. Until now. A fast-paced psychological murder mystery based on several years of research, this fictional work weaves historical information into a dark and intriguing plot that explores Sylvia Plath’s struggle with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, as well as the actual circumstances of her death.

Praise for Sylvia’s Secret

“Scott Evans knows all about the collisions between the literary, commercial, and academic worlds and he blends them seamlessly in this intriguing tale of trust, betrayal, and redemption.”
– John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author known for his series of legal and crime thrillers featuring the characters Dismas Hardy, Abe Glitsky and Wyatt Hunt

“Nothing is ever as it seems and mental aberrations are sometimes mirrors across time. This is a fine continuation of the Joe Conrad saga, and it will confuse and delight”
– David Lloyd Sutton, reviewer for the Sacramento and SF Book Reviews

“As easy as it is to mistrust a work that proclaims itself literary fiction, Evans’ work is well-researched, well-written, and lives up to its description as a literary mystery. …Conrad’s and Cassandra’s characters are exquisitely developed …”
– Susan Illis, US Review of Books RECOMMENDED Book

“An intriguing plot, sharp dialogue, potent prose, and lyrical poetry are the vehicles that drive the latest literary mystery from Scott Evans. The rich backstory of Sylvia Plath will enlighten and sex, betrayal, murder (perhaps), and suspense aplenty will keep readers guessing and entertained. Highly recommended!”
Adam Russ

“This mystery is fast paced, taut, full of passion–and engagingly informative in its storytelling.”
Carolyn Waggoner

“This is a chameleon of a book that kept me guessing what would happen next as it took me on a roller coaster ride right up to the end. Well written with good story telling. Learn things about the world of literary scholarship that you never knew.”
Steve Mathisen

“Overall, Sylvia’s Secret is a well-written, engaging read that will keep you guessing until the end of the book.”
Lisa Godfrees

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