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Virtual Event – Vanessa Lillie

September 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is excited to welcome back Vanessa Lillie for a virtual event in celebration of her sophomore thriller, For the Best. Vanessa is originally from Miami, OK and joined us in person in October 2019 to celebrate her debut, Little Voices which was a #1 bestseller on the Oklahoma Best Sellers List.

Vanessa will be joined in conversation by Jennifer Hillier, author of Jar of Hearts, winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel, and Little Secrets.

For the Best explores what happens after a lifetime of thinking things just work out for the best. How entitlement is passed down generation to generation. That the white lady asking for the manager in front of her kids learned exactly how to do that by watching her own parents. And, what happens when there is finally a reckoning.

This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform. To register in advance visit:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event on Monday September 14 at 7:00 CDT.

For the Best is available to pre-order now (publication date is September 8). You can stop in or call Magic City Books, 918-602-4452 to reserve a copy or you can purchase online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/for-the-best/195

About For the Best

Suspected of a murder she can’t remember, a troubled woman takes an unusual approach to proving her innocence in this gripping thriller from the bestselling author of Little Voices.

When Jules Worthington-Smith’s wallet is found next to a dead man, she becomes the prime suspect in his murder. After struggling for years to build the perfect family and career, she’s dangerously close to losing everything.

Sure of her innocence, Jules is desperate to clear her name. But there’s one big problem: she was blackout drunk when the murder took place and can’t remember what happened.

Unsatisfied with the police’s handling of the case, Jules embarks on her own gin-fueled murder investigation. As she uncovers fresh clues, she starts a true-crime vlog that becomes a viral sensation, pushing her into the public eye. It’s not long before the ordeal forces Jules to confront her demons, including her turbulent childhood and excessive drinking.

The deeper Jules digs, the more dirt she uncovers about the murder and herself. Unexpected truths pile up until she’s buried so deep even finding the killer might not be enough to set her free.

Vanessa Lillie is originally from Miami, Oklahoma, where she spent a lot of her childhood investigating local ghost
stories at the public library. After college, she worked in Washington, DC, and later moved to Providence, Rhode
Island, which she, her husband, and her dinosaur-aficionado son call home. A regular contributor to the Providence
Journal, she enjoys organizing book events and literary happenings around town.


September 14, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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