The Perfect Home

Debut thriller coming in 2025

Flip on basic-cable TV and you’ll find Dawn and Wyatt Decker. Their lives unfold on the small screen, showcasing an idyllic marriage on their hit home-renovation show, “The Perfect Home.”

But beneath their curated image lies a chilling secret. Wyatt, the charismatic star, harbors dark desires that could shatter their lives. Dawn soon finds herself on the run, navigating a new world in which the public has turned against her and the lives of their children hang in the balance.

Forthcoming from Scribner in 2025, “The Perfect Home” is a domestic thriller that peels back the layers of crowd-pleasing deception in the age of social media and reality TV.

Short Fiction

A hand
to the
plow

This story received the Red Rock Review’s 2022 nomination for the Pushcart Prize.

TICKLENECK

No one has seen Thaddeus Harles in public for thirty years, but everyone agrees on one fact: he is alive.

Seen

A gray checkmark winked. Sent. Delivered: 12:39 a.m. He fell asleep waiting for the response.

Sunset
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The Internet failed a week prior, and only two kinds of television channels remained: empty off-the-air signals and live news broadcasts with “Breaking!” scrolls on the bottom.

About the author

Daniel Kenitz is a freelance writer and author of the forthcoming thriller, The Perfect Home

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