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“A compelling family mystery that kept me turning the pages. Highly recommended.”—Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Three Day Town
“Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?”
The letter that turns Tommie McCloud’s world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father’s death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter—and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago.
Tommie wants to believe it’s all a hoax, but suddenly a girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished—and the very real threats that still remain.
“[Julia Heaberlin’s] voice is pitch perfect, and her story of one woman’s fierce struggle to reconcile her past with her present is gripping and powerful. An outstanding debut.”—Carla Buckley, author of Invisible
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Just finished reading this first novel by this first time author and wasn't sorry. Loved the twists and turns. And the ending grabbed me like a book hasn't in a long, long time. Don't think you'll be sorry that you read it. Was hard to put down.
I will read almost anything until the end, but I can’t even make it through this book. 150 pages in and I have to stop. Cheesy, soap opera quality, make you want to lose your dinner small minded drama. Story seems to be trying to build up to some sort of dramatic conclusion but I can’t choke down anymore of the stereotypical wrangler wearing, gun shooting, gorgeous blonde Texas chick, taking down bad guys with ballet moves nonsense, in order to find out. Seriously...ick! My eyes hurt from rolling them.
A decent read overall
A little too much product placement but a very unique story with a lot of interesting twists and likable characters.
- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: May 29, 2012
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English