Colleen Leahey McKeegan
The Wild One
In this dark and twisted coming-of-age thriller, a deadly summer camp secret that binds three women threatens to destroy their adult lives.
Publisher: Harper Collins / Harper
Publication Date: June 14, 2022
“Addictive from its first pages, Colleen McKeegan’s The Wild One mines all the complexities and darkness of young women in the battleground of summer camp, fashioning a riveting tale of secrets, shame and a harrowing reckoning.”—New York Times bestselling author Megan Abbott
“I couldn't put down this smart and astute page-turning debut. Colleen McKeegan has beautifully crafted a narrative that explores the ways trauma and societal expectations shape the women we become. The engaging prose and razor-sharp twists and turns will keep readers on the edges of their seats until the very last page.”—Jo Piazza, internationally bestselling author of Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win and We Are Not Like Them
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Colleen McKeegan is a writer based in New York. She was most recently a senior features editor at Marie Claire, where her work was nominated for a National Magazine Award. A native of Allentown, PA, and a graduate of Georgetown University, Colleen now lives with her family in Westchester. She spent five summers at an all-girls sleepaway camp in the Poconos. The Wild One is Colleen’s debut novel.
Tags: Adult, Literary, Thriller, Women's Fiction