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"Alafair Burke's latest propulsive thrill-ride is a suspenseful, twisty mystery about memory, friendship and secrets. A page-turner of the highest order." -Laura Dave, author of The Last Thing He Told Me The disappearance of a young woman leaves her best friend reeling and an NYPD homicide detective digging into her own past in this twisty mystery about the power of female friendships. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister and The Wife. Some pasts won't stay forgotten . . . She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind{u2014}or been running from. Now, she's leaving New Jersey to start over once again. Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope's best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning. But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home, far away from everything familiar. Lindsay's worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace{u2014}the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer. With nowhere else to turn, Lindsay calls NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher, the daughter of the cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. Ellie has always believed there was more to the story of her father's death twenty years earlier{u2014}and she now fears that Hope's recent disappearance could be related. In pursuit of answers, three women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they've ever known.
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Booklist Review: "Defense attorney Lindsay Kelly battles skeptical detectives and buried secrets after her best friend's suspicious disappearance. Lindsay and Hope Mills have been like sisters since Lindsay rescued Hope from a car accident and helped her manage life with lingering amnesia. Now, despite finding traces of blood at the scene of Hope's disappearance, East Hampton PD detective Carter Decker is dismissive. Decker's suspicion that Hope's amnesia is a cover for a long con gains credence when local fishing guide Alex Lopez is murdered and Decker uproots troubling connections between Lopez and Hope's shrouded past. In a perplexing turn, the blood found at the site of Hope's disappearance matches a sample taken a decade ago in the College Hill Strangler case. Lindsay teams with NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher, whose father investigated the College Hill murders, and they discover a high-stakes cover-up tangled in Ellie and Hope's pasts. A skillfully constructed, delightfully twisty thriller powered by Burke's trademark strong, relatable heroines and realistic foes; recommended this one to fans of Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Scottoline."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The fate of Hope Miller, as her friends in Hopewell, N.J., know her, drives Edgar finalist Burke's scintillating sixth novel featuring NYPD Det. Ellie Hatcher (after 2014's All Day and a Night). Fifteen years earlier, Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly pulled Hope, who had lost her memory, out of an overturned vehicle on a road near Hopewell. Lyndsay became Hope's best friend, mentor, and protector. Now, in search of a fresh start, Hope moves to East Hampton, Long Island. Lindsay's fears that her friend will be lost without her are quickly realized after Hope disappears, the only clue a drop of blood matching a DNA sample related to a Wichita, Kans., serial killer. The subsequent death of an East Hampton businessman leads the police to believe Hope is not a victim but a villain. Enter Ellie, whose late father was so obsessed with his investigation into the Wichita serial killer that he died by suicide. While Hope and Lindsay's deep friendship takes center stage, Ellie's intelligence, insight, and lingering grief over her father will keep readers turning the pages. Appealing characters match the meticulous plotting. Burke reinforces her place in the top rank of suspense writers. Agent: Anne-Lise Spitzer, Philip Spitzer Literary. (Jan.)"
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Subjects Hatcher, Ellie (Fictitous character)
Women lawyers Fiction
Police women Ficiton
Missing persons Fiction
Female friendships Fiction
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Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins,2022
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Language English
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