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A young woman and her husband travel around Europe to celebrate their first year of marriage—a year that the woman has no memory of—in this “wildly beautiful and darkly sinister” (Rosamund Lupton, New York Times bestselling author of Sister) novel of intimacy and deceit.
The year is 1996—a time before cell phones, status updates, and location tags—when you could still travel to a remote corner of the world and disappear. This is where we meet Gina and Duncan, a young couple madly in love, traveling around Europe on a romantic adventure. It’s a time both thrilling and dizzying for Gina, whose memories are hazy following a head injury—and the growing sense that the man at her side is keeping secrets from her.
Just what is Duncan hiding and how far will he go to keep their pasts at bay? As the pair hop borders across Europe, their former lives threatening to catch up with them while the truth grows more elusive, we witness how love can lead us astray, and what it means to lose oneself in love.
The End of Getting Lost is a tightrope act of deception and an elegant exploration of love and marriage—as well as our cherished illisions of both. With notes of Patricia Highsmith, Caroline Kepnes, and Lauren Groff, Robin Kirman has spun an “atmospheric, lyrical” (Susie Yang, New York Times bestselling author of White Ivy) tale of deceit, redemption, and the fight to keep love alive—no matter the costs.
About the Author
Robin Kirman studied philosophy at Yale before receiving her MFA in writing from Columbia, where she also taught for several years. Her curiosity about human psychology has led her to combine work in psychoanalysis with writing fiction. Her first novel, Bradstreet Gate, was published in 2015, and her television series The Love Wave is currently in development.
Amazon Best Book of the Month, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Crimereads Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of 2022
"The End of Getting Lost will draw you in, the story will surprise and captivate you, and you will be delivered from the concerns of your current life (at least for a while). This book just might provide the escape you need (as it did for me). So if you’re considering what to read this week, think about escaping into The End of Getting Lost." —Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review
"...a storyline that offers an intriguing mix of romance, psychological thriller and travelogue. Think Before Sunrise if Patricia Highsmith had had a story credit." —TimeOut
"Kirman's investment in well-placed twists and several surprising revelations uplifts the couple's story." —Shelf Awareness
“This is a slim and beautifully written novel, more literary than thriller but plot-driven all the same. Readers won’t know who to root for in this story that is ripe for discussion.”—Booklist
"The End of Getting Lost is a beautifully written love story with plenty of twists and turns. I adored going back to a time when we could actually vanish without an electronic trace. And what better place to do so than the shadows of Europe? Robin Kirman is wonderfully deft with suspense and plot. This is a true dark delight."—KATIE CROUCH, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks
“The End of Getting Lost is atmospheric, lyrical, filled with layered insights into the complexities of marriage and thwarted ambition. I couldn't look away from Duncan and Gina's story.”—SUSIE YANG, New York Times bestselling author of White Ivy
"As enticing and twisty as the covered passageways our heroes use to disappear themselves in Europe, Robin Kirman seduces with this electric page-turner about ambition, deceit, and obsessive love."—COURTNEY MAUM, author of Costalegre and Touch
“Both wildly beautiful and darkly sinister, The End of Getting Lost unveils the nature of obsession, love, and deceit. Sophisticated and utterly gripping.”—ROSAMUND LUPTON, New York Times bestselling author of Sister, Afterwards, and The Quality of Silence