The widow Kaira Rouda

Two amazing upcoming thrillers for bingers of Succession, We Own This Cityand Scandal from USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda (Somebody’s Home and The Next Wife) and former LAPD officer Aaron Philip Clark (Under Color of Law.) 

The Widow is a domestic thriller inspired by drama of political society that Kaira is familiar with as a former senator’s wife, and BLUE LIKE ME is a crime thriller centered on a former detective trying to escape his past. 

THE WIDOW by Kaira Rouda | November 15 (Thomas & Mercer) | For fans of Succession and Scandal

Jody Asher’s politician husband is cheating on her with a young staffer – and honestly, she isn’t heartbroken about it. But after fifteen congressional terms as the golden couple on the Hill, she can’t let his indiscretion ruin their legacy. When a reporter catches wind of his affair, Jody is sure they’re ruined… until her husband’s sudden death offers the chance to flip the narrative. But the reporter won’t let go of his lead, and Jody knows nothing will stop her from snatching back the balance of power. Even if she has her own secret to worry about.

BLUE LIKE ME by Aaron Philip Clark | November 8 (Thomas & Mercer) | For fans of We Own This City

Former detective Trevor Finnegan became a private investigator with a mission of catching LAPD’s dirtiest cops in the act. But while tailing two potentially bad cops, things get a lot more complex when an unknown attacker murders one cop and hurts another. It suddenly becomes Trevor’s responsibility to find the assailant, but by getting too close to the surviving officer, he could blow his cover. His hesitation ends when a detective who was like an uncle to him was murdered, likely in connection to the recent cop murder. To stop the bloodshed in its tracks, Trevor and the officer must learn to trust each other before they end up next on the hit list.

About Kaira Rouda:

Kaira Rouda is a multiple award–winning, Amazon Charts and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her novels of domestic suspense include Somebody’s HomeThe Next WifeThe Favorite DaughterBest Day Ever, and All the Difference. To date, Kaira’s work has been translated into more than ten languages. She lives in Southern California with her family. For more information, visit

About Aaron Philip Clark:

Aaron Philip Clark is the author of the novel Under Color of Law and a screenwriter from Los Angeles. In addition to his writing career, he has worked in the film industry, higher education, and law enforcement. Learn more at