From the USA TODAY and nationally bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold comes a dark, suspenseful novel about a hotelier in New England planning a reunion with his oldest friends, the founding members of a campus film club devoted to Alfred Hitchcock.
Alfred Smettle is not your average Hitchcock fan. He is the founder, owner, and manager of The Hitchcock Hotel, a sprawling Victorian house in the White Mountains dedicated to the Master of Suspense. There, Alfred offers his guests round-the-clock film screenings, movie props and memorabilia in every room, plus an aviary with fifty crows.
To celebrate the hotel’s first anniversary, he invites his former best friends from his college Film Club for a reunion. He hasn’t spoken to any of them in sixteen years, not after what happened.
But who better than them to appreciate Alfred’s creation? And to help him finish it.
After all, no Hitchcock set is complete without a body.
Stephanie Wrobelis the author of Darling Rose Gold, a USA TODAY and international bestseller that has sold in twenty-one countries and was shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Wrobel grew up in Chicago and now lives in London. This Might Hurt is her second novel. Visit her at StephanieWrobel.com and connect with her on Twitter @StephWrobel and Instagram @StephanieWrobel.
“A master stylist, Stephanie Wrobel strikes again with well-drawn characters, intricate plotting, satisfying surprises, and first-class entertainment. I don't want to visit The Hitchcock Hotel, but its story had me from the moment the guests arrived. Endlessly clever, ridiculously entertaining, and so damn FUN.” — KATHLEEN WEST, author of Home or Away
“Fans of Alfred Hitchcock will adore this homage to the master of suspense, as will anyone looking for a captivating thriller. Wrobel weaves a story filled with unexpected twists, including one that's positively mind-blowing. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough.” — MARGARITA MONTIMORE, bestselling author of Acts of Violet
“Wrobel masterfully weaves together multiple POVs to spin a near-suffocating web of suspense. The tension—and thrills—intensify as each sordid secret, bitter grudge, and simmering resentment surfaces, culminating in the reveal of one shocking hidden agenda. With themes of loyalty, obsession, guilt, and voyeurism, The Hitchcock Hotel kept me locked in from the first page to the last.” — K. T. NGUYEN, author of You Know What You Did