A catastrophic car crash shreds Hazel’s memories, and she’s left grasping for answers. Her student, Febe, may be Hazel’s only hope of getting to the bottom of what happened. Can Hazel trust Febe to untangle the web of secrets, or is Febe more dangerous than she seems?
It’s 2004 in Minneapolis, and Hazel Ford is an English teacher at a diverse urban high school, where she loves discussing The Great Gatsby with her Advanced Placement students. Plus, she’s crazy about her fiancé/fellow high school teacher, Vance. But when the two of them are involved in a horrific car accident, everything comes crashing down, leaving Hazel with a traumatic brain injury and no memory of the accident – or of her supposed breakup with Vance. When Hazel’s brilliant but troubled student Febe reveals dark secrets about Vance, Hazel must navigate through the twists and turns of self-discovery, risking everything – even her own safety – to protect those she loves most and uncover disturbing truths that were buried deep. Beautiful Little Furies, Laurel Osterkamp’s stunning new novel of redemption, reinvention, and female empowerment, reminds us that secrets can change lives forever and some chances must be taken, no matter the cost.
Winner! Firebird Book Awards (Literary Fiction)
Winner! Literary Titan Gold Book Award
“Laurel Osterkamp’s latest literary work is a true masterpiece. From the descriptive words to the emotional journey of the protagonist, Hazel, readers will be captivated from start to finish.” – Midwest Book Review
FIVE STAR REVIEW! “… a testament to the power of facing the unknown and finding strength within oneself” – Reader’s Favorite
“A dedicated teacher searching for answers and a brilliant student who knows too much… suspenseful storytelling that will keep you turning pages.” –Gail Ward Olmsted, best-selling author of Landscape of a Marriage
Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Jennifer Weiner, Osterkamp’s incisive prose and expert plotting will keep the reader turning pages late into the night, but the multi-dimensional and authentic characters will stay with you long after. –Marisa Rae Dondlinger, author of “Come And Get Me” and “Gray Lines”
“Beautiful Little Furies is one of those books that sucks you in and won’t let go…For any reader who likes their mind to be messed with a bit, as I do, this book is for you.” –Amy S Cutler, author of A Shadow of Love