• The Accomplice

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (373 ratings)

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The Accomplice

By: Lisa Lutz
Narrated by: Lisa Flanagan
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Publisher's Summary

Everyone has the same questions about best friends Owen and Luna: What binds them together so tightly? Why weren’t they ever a couple? And why do people around them keep turning up dead? In this riveting novel from the New York Times best-selling author of The Passenger, every answer raises a new, more chilling question.

“Masterfully plotted, The Accomplice is both a keep-you-guessing mystery and a keenly and tenderly observed character study.” (Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird and Heaven, My Home)

One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2022: PopSugar, CrimeReads

Owen Mann is charming, privileged, and chronically dissatisfied. Luna Grey is secretive, cautious, and pragmatic. Despite their differences, they form a bond the moment they meet in college. Their names soon become indivisible - Owen and Luna, Luna and Owen - and stay that way even after an unexplained death rocks their social circle. 

They’re still best friends years later, when Luna finds Owen’s wife brutally murdered. The police investigation sheds light on some long-hidden secrets, but it can’t penetrate the wall of mystery that surrounds Owen. To get to the heart of what happened and why, Luna has to dig up the one secret she’s spent her whole life burying.

The Accomplice brilliantly examines the bonds of shared history, what it costs to break them, and what happens when you start wondering how well you know the one person who truly knows you.

©2021 Lisa Lutz (P)2021 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“Lisa Lutz just gets better and better, and . . . The Accomplice may just be her best so far.”CrimeReads

“There’s no one in crime fiction more inventive than Lisa Lutz, and The Accomplice is her greatest sleight of hand yet. Wry and menacing, with the gravity-defying grace of a skipped stone, The Accomplice is at once a suspenseful thrill ride, a deep and disquieting meditation on friendship, and a Wes Anderson comedy rolled into one. After this, I’d read her grocery list.”—Amy Gentry, bestselling author of Good as Gone and Bad Habits 

“Masterfully plotted, The Accomplice is both a keep-you-guessing mystery—like, seriously, I didn’t see any of it coming—and a keenly and tenderly observed character study and portrait of a beautiful friendship complicated by a strange body count that keeps growing around them. I was rooting for Owen and Luna, but murder has a way of testing the bounds of even the tightest of best friends.”—Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird and Heaven, My Home  

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Refreshing

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I suspected everyone at least once.

The only downside is the book goes back and forth between the past and present. I was not too fond of it at first, but it is a unique twisted story. Be prepared to listen closely!

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I was skeptical...

I wasn't sure if I would like this or not but it was really good. I had never read anything by this author before. Glad I gave it a shot.

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Keeps you wondering…

Well written and narration perfection. A complex story that leaves you glued! I will be checking out more by this author.

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The basic story is okay…

These characters are a gold mine for an AA recruiter… continual wine and bourbon imbibing and more vomiting than anyone I’VE ever known. What could go wrong? Still, entertaining enough.

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Really good mystery , not a satisfying ending

Really liked the journey . But that landing was fumbled . Amazing characters , so much depth and growth , but a lot of it seems kind of thrown out at the end . Oh well. Seriously worth reading, make your own conclusion about how it ends .

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Kept me interested

Interesting premise and characters. Narrator was affectless first one character which made sense but remained so for others which made less sense.

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A Surprising Favorite of 2022

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but once this story began, I could not stop listening. There are so many turns, such a great pace, fantastic dimensional characters I cared about, and even the ending was thoroughly satisfying. I was sad for it to end. The narration was also perfect. I cannot wait to see what else this author publishes!

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Loved the Story

All the twists and who-dun its were fantastic.
And did feel like author was tired at the end and rushed. it was nice

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What is going on here

Not sure what this was really about. Could not stay awake. Boring. Overtells. Simplistic and predictable

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Half of the book is the word “said”

I had to stop listening. Way too much: “…Luna said”,”…Owen said”,”…she said”, “…he said”. Terrible writing, it was grating.

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