K.T. Nguyen and E.A. Aymar for YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID **IN-PERSON**

Loyalty is very excited to welcome K.T. Nguyen and E.A. Aymar to celebrate You Know What You Did! This event will take place at Loyalty Petworth (843 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011). **This event is free to attend, but registration is required** You can purchase the book from Loyalty below or in-person during the event! Please email  with any questions.


In this heart-pounding debut thriller for fans of Lisa Jewell and Celeste Ng, a first-generation Vietnamese American artist must confront nightmares past and present. . . .

Annie “Anh Le” Shaw grew up poor, but seems to have it all now: a dream career, a stunning home, and a devoted husband and daughter. When Annie’s mother, a Vietnam War refugee, dies suddenly one night, Annie’s carefully curated life begins to unravel. Her obsessive-compulsive disorder, which she thought she’d vanquished years ago, comes roaring back—but this time, the disturbing fixations swirling around in Annie’s brain might actually be coming true.

A prominent art patron disappears, and the investigation zeroes in on Annie. Spiraling with self-doubt, she distances herself from her family and friends, only to wake up in a hotel room—naked, next to a lifeless body. The police have more questions, but with her mind increasingly fractured, Annie doesn’t have answers. All she knows is this: She will do anything to protect her daughter—even if it means losing herself.
With dizzying twists, You Know What You Did is both a harrowing thriller and a heartfelt exploration of the refugee experience, the legacies we leave for our children, and the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters.


K. T. Nguyen’s features have appeared in Glamour, Shape, and Fitness. She’s lived in San Francisco, New York City, Shanghai, Beijing, and Taipei and currently resides just outside Washington, DC, with her husband, teenage daughter, and a scruffy terrier.


Booklist wrote, of multiple Anthony Award-nominated E.A. Aymar’s most recent thriller, When She Left, “This would appeal to fans of Elmore Leonard…with high-stakes violence tempered by humor and disarmingly sympathetic antiheroes.” His previous thriller, No Home for Killers, received praise from the New York Times, Kirkus, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and was an instant Amazon Bestseller. A frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Aymar is a former member of the national board of the International Thriller Writers and an active member of Crime Writers of Color and Sisters in Crime. He was born in Panama and now lives and writes in the DC/MD/VA triangle.


Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
843 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
You Know What You Did: A Novel By K. T. Nguyen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593473856
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Dutton - April 16th, 2024

When She Left: A Thriller By E. a. Aymar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781662504532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click on the title to see which location!
Published: Thomas & Mercer - February 6th, 2024

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