Laura McHugh is the award-winning author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood. The Weight of Blood won the International Thriller Writers Award and Silver Falchion Award for Best First Novel, and the 2016 Missouri Author Award for Fiction. It was also nominated for an Alex Award, Barry Award, and GoodReads Choice Award, and was named a Best Book of the Year by BookPage, the Kansas City Star, and the Sunday Times UK. McHugh’s second novel, Arrowood, was published in 2016. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.