Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

The Wonder Test

by Michelle Richmond

New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond introduces a tough and spirited new protagonist, FBI Agent Lina Connerly, in this exhilarating race to save Silicon Valley teens from their own parents’ ambition and greed

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 448
  • Publication Date July 06, 2021
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5850-5
  • Dimensions 6" x 9"
  • US List Price $26.00
  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Publication Date July 06, 2021
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-5851-2
  • US List Price $26.00

Lina is on leave from her job in New York at the FBI in order to clean out her fa-ther’s home in Silicon Valley. As though letting go of her father isn’t hard enough, Lina has also recently lost her husband in a freak traffic accident. Still reeling, she and her teenage son Rory must make their way through this strange new town and the high school around which it all seems to revolve. Rory soon starts coming home with reports of the upcoming “Wonder Test,” a general aptitude assess-ment that appears increasingly inane, and Lina is shaken out of her grief by a sense that something is amiss in Hillsborough.

When she discovers that a student disappeared last year and was found weeks later walking on a beach, shaved and traumatized, Lina can’t help but be sucked into an impromptu investigation. Another kidnapping hits closer to home and reveals a sinister link between the Wonder Test and the rampant wealth of Silicon Valley’s elite. A searing view of a culture that puts the wellbeing of children at risk for advancement and prestige, and a captivating story of the lengths a mother will go for her son.

Praise for Michelle Richmond:

“A fun, can’t-stop-eating-the-potato-chips kind of premise.”—The New York Times, on The Marriage Pact

“A smart, searing and frightening look at modern love.”—Today, on The Marriage Pact

“A high-concept, fast-moving thriller…a gripping and intriguing read.”—Sunday Mirror, on The Marriage Pact

“Involving, heartrending and immediately readable.”—San Francisco Examiner, on The Year of Fog

“Gripping.”—People, on The Year of Fog

“GRADE: A.”—Washington Post, on The Year of Fog

“Michelle Richmond’s encore to The Year of Fog is an equally addictive read.”—Denver Post, on No One You Know

“Richmond sets out to create not a straight-up thriller, but a novel that explores love, family, work, guilt and the responsibility of the writer to his or her subject, all within the framework of a murder mystery.” —San Francisco Chronicle, on No One You Know

“Intelligent, emotionally convincing…Michelle Richmond never strikes a false note in No One You Know.”—Boston Globe, on No One You Know

“Beautifully written.”—Seattle Times, on No One You Know

“Another enjoyable blend of mystery and domestic fiction…Quietly captivating.”—Publishers Weekly, on No One You Know