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Julie Clark is an American New York Times bestselling author of mystery and thriller books.

She is best known for writing the New York Times, and USA Today Bestsellers, The Lies I Tell (2022) and The Last Flight (2020).

Clark is also the author of The Ones We Choose (2018), her debut novel, which has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, while her books have been translated into more than 25 languages.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Clark studied at the University of the Pacific, and worked momentarily in the athletic department at University of California, Berkeley, before returning to her hometown to teach.

She currently makes her home in Los Angeles, where she lives with her sons and a playful goldendoodle.

More about Julie Clark

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Born: 1971

United States


Non Series

  • The Ones We Choose (2018)
  • The Last Flight (2020)
  • The Lies I Tell (2022)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Ones We Choose

Lisa Genova meets 23andMe in this exploration of the genetic and emotional ties that bind, as debut author Julie Clark delivers a compelling read about a young boy desperate to find his place in this world, a mother coming to terms with her own past, and the healing power of forgiveness.

The powerful forces of science and family collide when geneticist Paige Robson finds her world in upheaval: Her eight-year-old son Miles is struggling to fit in at his new school and begins asking questions about his biological father that Paige can’t answer—until fate thrusts the anonymous donor she used into their lives.

Paige’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel as the truth of Miles’s paternity threatens to destroy everything she has grown to cherish. As Paige slowly opens herself up—by befriending an eccentric mother, confronting her own deeply buried vulnerabilities, and trying to make sense of her absent father’s unexpected return—she realizes breakthroughs aren’t only for the lab. But when tragedy strikes, Paige must face the consequences of sharing a secret only she knows.

Author: Julie Clark
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1501184475
Publisher: Gallery Books
The Last Flight

Two women. Two flights. One last chance to disappear.

Claire Cook has a perfect life. Married to the scion of a political dynasty, with a Manhattan townhouse and a staff of ten, her surroundings are elegant, her days flawlessly choreographed, and her future auspicious. But behind closed doors, nothing is quite as it seems. That perfect husband has a temper that burns bright and he's not above using his staff to track Claire's every move.

What he doesn't know is that Claire has worked for months on a plan to vanish. A plan that takes her to the airport, poised to run from it all. But a chance meeting in the airport bar brings her together with a woman whose circumstances seem equally dire. Together they make a last-minute decision.

The two women switch tickets, with Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. They believe the swap will give each of them the head start they need to begin again somewhere far away. But when the flight to Puerto Rico crashes, Claire realizes it's no longer a head start but a new life. Cut off, out of options, with the news of her death about to explode in the media, Claire will assume Eva's identity, and along with it, the secrets Eva fought so hard to keep hidden.

Author: Julie Clark
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1728234229
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
The Lies I Tell

Two women. Many aliases.

Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be―a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she's done, you've likely lost everything.

Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat's long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg's true target is.

Author: Julie Clark
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1728260129
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark