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"You Can Go Home Now is a narrative with muscle, focusing on abuse, humiliation, retribution, revenge. For those of us who love thrillers, who love voice, atmosphere,  psychological wrestling matches, Elias delivers.
His novel is engaging, calculating, to the point.
As might be expected by
an author with Elias’s impressive résumé, You Can Go Home Now is masterfully plotted, astutely conceived.”

Los Angeles Review

of Books

“Mr. Elias balances
his many subplots with notable grace,
and this fine book's melodrama is
laced with humor and poignancy."


The Wall Street Journal

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In this smart, relevant, unputdownable psychological thriller, a woman cop is on the hunt for a killer while battling violent secrets of her own.

"In a rousing climax, Elias (The Last Conquistador, 2013) deftly ties together the plot threads of Nina’s personal quest and her current assignment. A compulsively readable thriller that could take Elias to another level of acclaim."  —MICHELE LEBER, Booklist 

"You Can Go Home Now: a brilliant, nuanced thriller that explores the power and limits of revenge. Surprising, striking, feminist, ambiguous, perfect."
—JEREMY NOÉ, La Marseillaise

additional Praise for You Can Go Home Now

"Michael Elias writes women like a woman, and he writes a police thriller like a former cop. You Can Go Home Now will keep you up at night, breathlessly turning the pages until the riveting end. I couldn’t put this book down! Elias has masterfully written a moving and terrifying story that feels so potent and current, I can’t believe something like this hasn’t shown up in the news yet. " —JESSICA ANYA BLAU, author of Mary Jane

"Head of the Class" and the man behind the '80s comedy's progressive, even radical agenda. Understanding Michael Elias, a man who aided the Weather Underground & co-created a school sitcom ahead of its time by Gwydion Suilebhan and Steven Gimbel. Click here to read full article.

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