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Emiko Jean with Jamie Lee Sogn — ‘The Return of Ellie Black: A Novel’

Emiko Jean with Jamie Lee Sogn — ‘The Return of Ellie Black: A Novel’

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“ page-turning suspense novel, a shrewd character study, and a captivating mystery, all at the same time.”—Stephen King

The Return of Ellie Black is a page-turning suspense novel, a shrewd character study, and a captivating mystery, all at the same time. The last fifty pages are magnetic. I couldn’t put it down until I’d experienced every last twist and turn.”—Stephen King

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome back Emiko Jean to our Lake Forest Park store! Alongside local author Jamie Lee Sogn, Emiko will discuss her debut thriller, The Return of Ellie Black: A Novel, both a feminist tour de force about the embers of hope that burn in the aftermath of tragedy and a twisty page-turner that will shock and surprise you right up until the final page. This event is free and open to the public.

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About The Return of Ellie Black. . .

Detective Chelsey Calhoun’s life is turned upside down when she gets the call Ellie Black, a girl who disappeared years earlier, has resurfaced in the woods of Washington state—but Ellie’s reappearance leaves Chelsey with more questions than answers.

It’s been twenty years since Detective Chelsey Calhoun’s sister vanished when they were teenagers, and ever since she’s been searching: for signs, for closure, for other missing girls. But happy endings are rare in Chelsey’s line of work.

Then a glimmer: local teenager Ellie Black, who disappeared without a trace two years earlier, has been found alive in the woods of Washington State.

But something is not right with Ellie. She won’t say where she’s been, or who she’s protecting, and it’s up to Chelsey to find the answers. She needs to get to the bottom of what happened to Ellie: for herself, and for the memory of her sister, but mostly for the next girl who could be taken—and who, unlike Ellie, might never return.

The debut thriller from New York Times bestselling author Emiko Jean, The Return of Ellie Black is both a feminist tour de force about the embers of hope that burn in the aftermath of tragedy and a twisty page-turner that will shock and surprise you right up until the final page.

Emiko Jean is the author of the New York Times bestselling YA novels Tokyo Ever After and its sequel Tokyo Dreaming, the first of which was a Reese Witherspoon “Hello Sunshine” Book Club Pick. Emiko’s debut book club novel for adults, Mika in Real Life, was published in 2022.

Jamie Lee Sogn is a Filipina American author of adult thriller novels. She grew up in Olympia, Washington, studied Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Washington and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law. She is a “recovering attorney” who writes contracts by day and (much more exciting) fiction by night. While she has lived in Los Angeles, New York City, and even Eugene, Oregon, she calls the Pacific Northwest and Seattle home. Learn more about Jamie and her debut novel, Salthouse Place, on her website at www.jamieleesogn.com.

About Third Place Books

Founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park, Washington, Third Place Books is dedicated to the creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them. With locations in Lake Forest Park and Seattle’s Ravenna and Seward Park neighborhoods, Third Place Books is proud to serve the entire Seattle metro area. Learn more about their event series at thirdplacebooks.com/events.