The Gossip (River Glen #2) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 2 in the River Glen series.


From New York Times bestselling author Nancy Bush, a gripping page-turner that explores the dark side of popularity, when "harmless" high school gossip turns deadly...

Every word you whisper
In high school, rumors can make or destroy a reputation. A thoughtless nickname can turn each day into a living hell. Gossip is irresistible--and contagious. But sometimes, gossip can kill...

Every secret you share
Mackenzie Laughlin, formerly with Oregon's River Glen police department, has reluctantly agreed to investigate a local woman's disappearance. The case reconnects her with Jesse James Taft, a P.I. gifted at getting under Mac's skin. But when the body is found tangled in river weeds, Mac and Taft realize that the case has changed, from one missing woman to a hunt for a terrifying and relentless killer...

Could be your last
In his old school yearbooks, they were the pretty, popular ones, confident and callous. Back then, they held the power. But now, it's all his. He's been waiting to teach them the lessons they should have learned long ago: that gossip and popularity have a price, and it's time to pay...

About the Author

Nancy Bush is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 30 novels, including The Killing Game, Nowhere to Run, I'll Find You and Hush. She is the co-author of the Colony series, written with her sister, bestselling author Lisa Jackson, as well as the collaborative novels Sinister and Ominous, written with Lisa Jackson and Rosalind Noonan. A former writer for ABC's daytime drama All My Children, Nancy now lives with her family and pug dog, The Binkster, in the Pacific Northwest. Please visit her online at

Praise For…

Praise for Nancy Bush:
“Take a killer ride with this sordid tale of dark romance and twisted passions.”— on Dangerous Behavior
“A thrill ride…danger-filled novel of suspense spiced with romance…the suspense threads are masterfully woven in this gritty, chilling tale.” – Bookpage on NOWHERE SAFE
Bad Things spreads an important message about the #MeToo movement with a suspenseful twist that makes this an absolute must-read.” —SheReads
“Suspense is at the forefront, with great focus given to outlining all of the complex dynamics between friends, lovers, and family…Dramatic and tense, the book delivers as a thriller with dark hometown secrets filled with drugs, sex, and lies.” Kirkus Reviews on Bad Things
“Bush’s pulse-pounding thriller takes readers on a journey two decades in the making…Plenty of suspense and a dollop of romance gives this broad appeal.”Publishers Weekly on Nowhere to Run
“Fast-paced and thrilling! This book pulls you right along in a heart-pounding ride.”Suspense Magazine on Nowhere to Run
“A festering secret, a tragic suicide, and a vibrant assortment of characters – good, flawed, and totally rotten – keep the pot boiling in this guilt-ridden tale enhanced by a realistic Puget Sound setting.”Library Journal on Bad Things
“Will keep you guessing and trusting no one.  It is a fun read, especially for fans of scream queen horror movies of the late nineties and early 2000s.  The unbreakable bond of sisterhood, unrequited love, past and present high school drama, and small-town gossip fuel this cold case thriller toward a satisfying conclusion.” – Fresh Fiction on The Babysitter
Product Details
ISBN: 9781420150773
ISBN-10: 1420150774
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: June 29th, 2021
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: River Glen