Synopses & Reviews
“A polished page-turner. Braun writes with verve and competence in this stunning debut.”—IndieReader
When Celia Donnellys husband, Jonathon, surprises her with a family vacation to Mexico, the harried book editor couldnt be happier. She is overworked and exhausted, a situation that has taken a toll on her eighteen-year marriage, not to mention her relationship with her teenaged son. Escaping the perpetually rainy Pacific Northwest for the sugary sands of Mexico could be just what the doctor ordered. Yet shortly after their arrival south of the border, a chance encounter with a stranger sparks illicit memories of a former affair. The moment passes, but that brief encounter proves enough to change her life forever. Hours later, Celia is lured from the beach and abducted off the street. At first a seemingly random victim, Celia quickly realizes her captors know exactly who she is. Desperate for news of her family and devastated by the betrayal of someone she trusts, Celia, along with an unlikely ally, is soon running for her life. Pursued from the balmy shores of Mexico to the steamy thickets of the jungle, to the crisp, cold mountains of Zurich, Celia will stop at nothing to find her way home.
“Nerve-grinding suspense. Strewn with jewels of beautiful writing and apt metaphors—enough to bring on a case of writers envy.”—Jessica Page Morrell, author of Bullies, Bastards, and Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction
“The book is absolutely unputdownable.”—Rose City Reader
"One of Coben's best." -Library Journal
"One of Cobens best." -Library Journal
Twenty years ago at summer camp, Paul Copeland's sister died in the woods, the alleged victim of a serial killer. Her body was never found. Now, Paul is the prosecutor for Essex County, New Jersey, immersed in one of the biggest cases of his career-a case that will change everything he believes about the past...and the truth.
"Master of 'the hook'"* Harlan Coben proves that the darkest secrets are often those closest to home in his twisty page-turner
County prosecutor Paul Copeland is still getting over the decades-old loss of his sister--the night, twenty years ago, she walked into the woods, never to be seen again. Now, as Cope struggles to raise his six-year-old daughter alone and try one of the biggest cases of his career, evidence links him to a man who has been viciously murdered. The victim could be the boy who disappeared along with Cope's sister. But, as hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything he's been trying to hold together...
*The Charlotte Observer
It's been 20 years since Paul Copeland's sister walked into the woods, never to be seen again. Her body was never found. Now, Paul is the prosecutor for Essex County, New Jersey, immersed in one of the biggest cases of his career--a case that will change everything he believes about the past. . . and the truth. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
About the Author
Audrey Braun has lived all over the United States and Europe. She currently residees in the Pacific Northwest with her family. A Small Fortune is her first novel.