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Author: Lori Rader-Day Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9780062660848
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From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother’s desperate search for two lost boys

Anna Winger knows people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired by companies seeking trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real mess of other people’s lives at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a ransom note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime inevitably gets under Anna’s skin. Was the child kidnapped from his home by his own mother, trying to save him from his abusive father? Thirteen years ago, Anna did the same thing for her unborn son, now a troubled teen rebelling against the protected life she’s given him.

The local sheriff wants no part of Anna’s brand of hocus pocus, but he’ll do whatever it takes to bring his community and his office back under control. Anna is able to discern from the note that no one in the little boy’s family has been safe for a long time. And bringing him and his mother home could be the worst possible outcome for them.

Then her son goes missing, too.

With two boys gone, Anna’s life is ripped wide open. Now to save her son—and herself—Anna must face all of her fears and mistakes and the full consequences of setting aside everything and everyone for family

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[This] literate, understated novel shines a spotlight on domestic violence, loneliness, and the deadly secrets that lurk just below the surface of small-town America.”

    Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Secrets lie behind every loop, slant, and swirl…Richly written, complex, and imaginative”

    Susanna Calkins, Macavity Award–winning author

  • “A terrific novel—gripping and twisty and beautifully layered. It kept me locked up and locked in from the very first word to the very last.”

    Lou Berney, Edgar Award–winning author

  • “Gripping, fascinating, and will keep readers guessing until the end.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Beautiful prose and tack-sharp observations…[a] thought-provoking meditation on the ravages of domestic violence.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Handwriting analysis offers an unusual angle to this absorbing novel, and Anna’s strong powers of observation add dimension to the tension-filled narrative.”

    Library Journal

  • “The story of survival and redemption will propel readers to the end.”

    Booklist

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About the Author

Ann Marie Gideon, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a professional actress based in Atlanta. She received a BFA in theater performance from the University of Memphis and trained at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Throughout her college career, she gained professional experience by performing at Playhouse on the Square. Soon after, she toured across the country with the National Players and then landed in Atlanta, Georgia, with Georgia Shakespeare. She is now expanding her career into voice-over work, film, and television.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.