On Tour 03/02/22-03/30/22 ”The Happiness Thief” by Nicole Bokat

Release Date: May 18, 2021

About The Book:

Forty-one-year-old Natalie Greene lost her mom and her childhood memories in a car crash two decades ago. What remains is a haunting feeling that she was responsible for her mother’s death. After her husband leaves for another woman, Natalie accompanies her famous stepsister, Isabel Walker (aka “The Happiness Guru”) on a retreat to the Cayman Islands. There, a late-night collision triggers Natalie’s long-buried trauma and a heightened sense of guilt.

Upon returning home to Boston, Natalie tries to settle back into her life as a food photographer and single mother to a teenage daughter―but then, one day, an anonymous email arrives about the Cayman accident that suggests foul play. In her search for the truth, Natalie must deal with a mix of fear, confusion, and suspects. With the help of Isabel and an attractive journalist, she uncovers a trail of deceit that begins on that deserted Caribbean road, circles back home, and ends in the most unexpected of places.

About The Author:

Nicole Bokat is the author of the novels Redeeming Eve and What Matters Most. Redeeming Eve was nominated for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction. She’s also published The Novels of Margaret Drabble: This Freudian Family Nexus. She received her PhD from New York University and has taught at NYU, Hunter College, and The New School. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Parents magazine, The Forward, and at More.com. She lives with her husband in New Jersey and has two grown sons.

Social Media:

Book/author website: http://thehappinessthief.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nicole.bokat

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nicolebokat

Twitter: @NicoleBokat

Book Blurbs: 

“Bokat is an evocative wordsmith . . . she has crafted a sympathetic heroine as her main character. . . . A compulsively readable mystery and character study.”―Kirkus Reviews

“So, so smart, and as downright dangerous a read as the edge of a razor, Bokat’s book is a masterful study of memory, family, and the lies that derail us. Don’t even dare to think you’ll get any sleep once you start reading.”–Caroline Leavitt, New York Times best-selling author of Pictures of You and With or Without You

“Nicole Bokat has the rare and precious gift of being both a master storyteller and an elegant poet. Each and every sentence dazzles in this intelligent and fiery tale about family, loss, and what it means to be feel happy, whole.”–Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos and White Walls

“The Happiness Thief is a beautifully written, heart-thundering page-turner. I tore through it, desperate to discover answers. The novel’s characters are as rich and complex as you and I.”–Aspen Matis, #1 Amazon best-selling author of Your Blue Is Not My Blue and Girl in the Woods

“Sharp, quick-witted, with twists you can’t foresee, Bokat’s smart new thriller is like a cyanide pill wrapped in chocolate truffle–dangerous but irresistible. The Happiness Thief will swallow you whole.”–Tess Callahan, author of April and Oliver

Bloggers On Tour:

March 2nd – Thrill By The Page https://instagram.com/thrillbythepage_

March 2nd – Quills and Thrills https://instagram.com/quillsndthrills

March 4th- Whitney Arnett Reads https://instagram.com/whitneyarnettreads

March 6th -Plains Reading https://instagram.com/plains_reading

March 7th- Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

March 12th- Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

March 15th Thriller Chick https://instagram.com/thriller_chick

March 15th -The Page Ladies https://instagram.com/jacleomik33

March 15th – Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

March 18th- Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

March 19th – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

March 21st- -Bookmarked By Mel https://instagram.com/bookmarkedbymel

March 22nd- Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

March 23rd- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

 March 24th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

March 26th-Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

March 30th- Reecas Pieces Books https://instagram.com/reecaspiecesbooks 

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