Spotlight: The Drifter by Christine Lennon



Title: The Drifter
Author: Christine Lennon
Release Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Thriller/Suspense 

Megan Abbott meets M.O. Walsh in Christine Lennon’s compelling debut novel about a group of friends on the cusp of graduating from college when their lives are irrevocably changed by a brutal act of violence.

Present Day…

For two decades, Elizabeth has tried to escape the ghosts of her past…tried to erase the painful memories…tried to keep out the terrifying nightmares. But twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, her carefully curated life begins to unravel, forcing her to confront the past she’s tried so hard to forget.

1990s, Gainesville, Florida…

Elizabeth and her two closest friends, Caroline and Ginny, are having the time of their lives in college—binge watching Oprah, flirting for freebies from Taco Bell, and breaking hearts along the way. But without warning, their world is suddenly shattered when a series of horrific acts of violence ravage the campus, changing their lives forever.

Sweeping readers from the exclusive corners of sorority life in the South to the frontlines of the drug-fueled, slacker culture in Manhattan in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, when Elizabeth is forced to acknowledge her role in the death of a friend in order to mend a broken friendship and save her own life, The Drifter is an unforgettable story about the complexities of friendships and the secrets that can ultimately destroy us.

Meet the Author:

Christine Lennon is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. Before she moved to the West Coast to start her freelance career, she was an editor at W, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Since then, she has written for publications including T The New York Times style magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, W, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, C California Style, Marie Claire, Self, Net-a-Porter’s Porter and The Edit online magazine— among others.

Her first novel, THE DRIFTER (formerly GAINESVILLE), will be published February 21, 2017: “Journalist Christine Lennon’s GAINESVILLE, alternating between 1990s Florida and present-day New York, about a group of friends on the cusp of graduating from college, whose innocence is shattered by a brutal act of violence that changes the course of their lives, to Emily Krump at William Morrow, by Brettne Bloom at The Book Group (World). [Publisher’s Weekly]”.

Christine lives in Hancock Park with her husband, Andrew Reich, and their two children.


Tour Schedule

Monday, February 13

Book reviewed at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Book reviewed at Books Are LoveTuesday, February 14

Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life

Book featured at CBY Book Club

Book reviewed at Perfect at Midnight

Wednesday, February 15

Book featured at Warrior Woman Winmill

Book featured at Mello and June

Book featured at What is That Book About

Thursday, February 16

Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Book featured at RoloPoloBookBlog

Friday, February 17

Interviewed at The Pulp and Mystery Shelf

Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner

Monday, February 20

Book reviewed at Indie Book ReviewsTuesday, February 21

Book reviewed at Book Reviews and More

Wednesday, February 22

Book featured at A Title Wave

Thursday, February 23

Book featured at A Book Lover

Friday, February 24

Book featured at Voodoo Princess


Monday, February 27

Book featured at The Dark Phantom

Tuesday, February 28

Book featured at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, March 1

Book featured at Celticlady’s Reviews

Thursday, March 2

Book featured at Harmonious Publicity

Friday, March 3

Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish


Monday, March 6

Book reviewed at Turning Another Page

Book reviewed at Cover2Cover

Tuesday, March 7

Book reviewed at Turning the Page

Wednesday, March 8

Book featured at Reviews by Crystal

Book reviewed at Curling Up by the Fire

Thursday, March 9

Book reviewed at Svetlana Reads and Views

Friday, March 10

Book reviewed at Brooke Blogs

Book reviewed at Blushing Babes Are Up All Night


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