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Two Nights in Lisbon
Two Nights in Lisbon: Discover the thriller John Grisham called 'smart suspense at its very best' by Chris Pavone

A woman wakes up to discover her new husband is missing and sets out on a wild race of power, politics, and revenge in this international thriller from New York Times bestselling author Chris Pavone.

You think you know a person...

Ariel Pryce wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone – no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong.

She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the US embassy, at each confronting questions she can't fully answer: What exactly is John doing in Lisbon? Why would he drag her along on his business trip? Who would want to harm him? And why does Ariel know so little about her new husband?

The clock is ticking. Ariel is running out of time. But the one person in the world who can help her is the one person she doesn't want to ask...

A complex, intelligent, multi-layered thriller, Two Nights in Lisbon is filled with twists, turns, husbands, wives, secrets and lies – and it will linger long after you turn the surprising final page.

Two Nights in Lisbon was an instant New York Times bestseller in May 2022!

Praise for Two Nights in Lisbon:

'This is smart suspense at its very best.' John Grisham
'Timely, important, layered with ticking suspense.' Lee Child
'The finest thriller I've read in a very long time... This is sophisticated, of-the-moment suspense of the highest order.' C.M. Ewan
'Intelligent, utterly compelling and deeply satisfying.' Peter James
'Pavone has become one of the most skilled creators of menace and suspense in the world.' Daily Mail
'As close to unputdownable as you can get.' Stephen King

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Thrillers
24 May 2022 * 448pp * £5.99 * 9781803287294
'I defy anyone to read the first twenty pages of this breakneck novel, then try to put it down for five minutes. This is smart suspense at its very best'
John Grisham
'I absolutely loved Chris Pavone's Two Nights in Lisbon, an unputdownable thriller that's his best novel yet. It stars a strong and savvy heroine who wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, and the action never lets up. This is a masterly, sleek, and sophisticated novel about love, marriage, and truth. Read it!'
Lisa Scottoline
'Timely, important, layered with ticking suspense'
Lee Child
'Aside from the elegant writing and compelling characters, Two Nights in Lisbon manages to be a total barn burner, with twisty surprises from start to finish. I couldn't predict a thing, nor could I put it down'
Lisa Lutz
'Two Nights in Lisbon is his best yet. This one is not to be missed'
Karin Slaughter
'Two Nights in Lisbon is such a richly satisfying novel in so many different ways: it is a tense, intricately plotted thriller; a nuanced and moving character study; a sharp-eyed social critique; an immersive tour of a fascinating city and culture. I finished this book and immediately wanted to read it again'
Lou Berney
'Brimming over with surprise, nuance, cunning'
Megan Abbott
'An elegantly twisting, lyrical, rocket-paced international thriller of the first order'
Lisa Unger
'Intelligent, utterly compelling, enough twists to make you giddy and deeply satisfying. I loved it'
Peter James
'Pavone has become one of the most skilled creators of menace and suspense in the world'
Daily Mail
'This is sophisticated, of-the-moment suspense of the highest order'
C.M. Ewan
'There's no such thing as a book you can't put down, but this one was close'
Stephen King
'The novel keeps the revelations coming, and has a strong supporting cast as well as smart dialogue; but what makes it exceptional is Pavone's stirring portrayal of a woman who must call on extraordinary resourcefulness in a world where men can use violence against her and get away with it. I won't read a better thriller this year'
'A tense, twisty thriller, packed with lots of untrustworthy characters and cunning shifts of emphasis'
Shots Magazine
'Sharp and biting'
Financial Times
'Intriguing, wrong-footing thriller... The well-judged pace of the writing holds the attention and skates over improbabilities all the way to the final twist'
The Times
'Beautifully engineered as a carriage clock, it yields its nuanced secrets with insidious cunning'
Daily Mail
'The plot of this outstanding literary thriller unfolds deftly, underpinned by a stirring and gripping story'
Morning Star
'Complex, clever and intricately plotted you will not be able to put this book down. A real thriller'
Promoting Crime Fiction
'Multi-layered, with strong characters and clever plots – all the essential elements for an engaging read'
West Words Reviews
'An edgy and surprising read, wrong-footing the reader at every end and turn as the pages zip by. There are thrills and spills, surprises and shocks, all set against a gloriously rendered backdrop... His best novel yet'
Crime Fiction Lover
'Thriller writer Chris Pavone is an experienced author when it comes to penning page-turning mysteries and Two Nights in Lisbon is no exception, combining setting and suspense to compulsive effect'
Yorkshire Living
'Briskly paced and very tense'
Canberra Weekly
Chris Pavone
Chris Pavone
Chris Pavone is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats, winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel, as well as The Accident, The Travelers and Paris Diversion. He was a book editor for nearly two decades, and lives in New York City with his family. His work has been translated into two-dozen languages.
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