Alafair Burke
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Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of sixteen novels.

Her most recent psychological thriller, THE WIFE, has been praised as "sneaky" (Lisa Scottoline), "schemey" (Seattle Times), "twisty" (Megan Miranda), and "tantalizing" (Booklist). THE WIFE was selected as a best-of-the-month pick by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Entertainment Weekly, O (Oprah Magazine), and others. It is being adapted as a feature film, with Alafair writing the screenplay.

Her previous novel, THE EX, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel.

In addition to the standalone novels that have earned her a reputation as "a genius for plot" (Oprah Magazine) and "a virtuoso" of domestic suspense (Minneapolis Star Tribune), she authors "two power house series" (Sun-Sentinel) featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair is also the co-author of the "Under Suspicion" series with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark.

Alafair's novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America's police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, O Magazine, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. Harlan Coben has said she is "a major talent," and Dennis Lehane called her "one of the finest young crime writers working today" back when she was young.

A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former prosecutor, Alafair is now a professor at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. She lives in New York City and East Hampton with her husband and two beloved dogs.

Learn more about Alafair at www.alafairburke.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram if you're prepared for a healthy dose of dog photos along with your book news.

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Best Sellers

    • The Wife

    • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,279
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,928
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,919

    A stunning domestic thriller which a woman must make the impossible choice between defending her husband and saving herself....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Toni R. on 02-03-18
    • A Novel of Psychological Suspense
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4,279 ratings

    Regular price: $27.37

    • You Don't Own Me

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: January LaVoy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495

    When TV producer Laurie Moran investigates an unsolved murder, she becomes entangled in a web of long-buried secrets and begins to wonder if her own life is in grave danger as a mysterious stalker plots revenge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good, Clean Suspense/Mystery

    • By LaVon Barney on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • All Dressed in White

    • An Under Suspicion Novel, Book 2
    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

    Intrepid television producer Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her investigative TV series....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Whine whine whine

    • By Cookie on 12-02-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Every Breath You Take

    • An Under Suspicion Novel
    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Heather Lind
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647

    Every Breath You Take follows Laurie Moran's investigation of an unsolved Met Gala murder - in which a wealthy widow was pushed to her death from the famous museum's rooftop....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bring back Jan Maxwell

    • By PAULA on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Ex

    • A Novel
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,942
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,776
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,777

    Widower Jack Harris has resisted the dating scene ever since the shooting of his wife Molly by a fifteen-year-old boy three years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ex: cellent

    • By Lady S. on 04-29-17
    • A Novel
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 01-26-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,942 ratings

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Sleeping Beauty Killer

    • By: Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 948
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 944

    Casey Carter was convicted of murdering her fiancé - famed philanthropist Hunter Raleigh III - 15 years ago. And Casey claims - has always claimed - she's innocent....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Mary B. on 11-24-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dead Connection

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    Detective Ellie Hatcher is called up for a special assignment: Somone is using the lure of the internet and the promise of love to launch a killing spree against the women of New York City....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction to author and character

    • By bonnie on 09-01-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Better Sister

    • A Novel
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss, Samantha Desz, Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When a prominent Manhattan lawyer is murdered, two estranged sisters - one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex - must set aside mistrust and old resentments...but can they escape their past? From Alafair Burke comes another twisty tale of domestic noir....

    Regular price: $30.79

    • If You Were Here

    • A Novel of Suspense
    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Journalist McKenna Jordan discovers an unknown subway hero might be her long-lost friend. But her search for the truth leads to secrets buried dangerously close to home....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Twisty plot--great story

    • By Jean on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Angel's Tip

    • By: Alafair Burke
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    In Angel's Tip, Detective Ellie Hatcher enters the high-priced world of New York City nightlife when a pretty club goer is found brutally murdered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By James Talkington on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $31.49

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