Reviews for The Accomplice

"…[An] atmospheric, well-plotted, and brilliantly narrated story, which is at once mysterious, suspenseful, and witty."
—Booklist (starred review)


"[A] darkly comic, fast-paced thriller… Quirky characters, humor in unexpected places, and a twisty but plausible plot keep the pages turning. Readers will be torn between eagerness to get to the bottom of the novel's mysteries—and reluctance for the adventure to end."
—Publishers Weekly


"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 Heaven, My Home and Bluebird, Bluebird


"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, author of Good as Gone and Bad Habits