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FromNew York Timesbestseller Lisa Gardner, author ofAloneandThe Killing Hour,comes a thriller that goes from heartbreaking to heartstopping in the blink of an eye.… When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back? For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it's the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver's seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner,gone,leaving no clue to her fate. Did one of the ghosts from Rainie's troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they'd been working--a particularly vicious double homicide or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart?  Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time, and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he's been afraid to ask. One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the alias of a killer caught eighty years before, he has already contacted the press. His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn't get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good. Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it's still not enough. As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethal truth, and for the love of his life, who may forever be…gone.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780553804317
Characteristics: 342 pages ;,25 cm.


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Dec 11, 2018

Lisa Gardner really has mastered the thriller. I suspect that the story was easier to get into having read the earlier Quincy/Rainie books because I was already invested in the victim. I also suspect that Gardner knows most readers already know Quincy and Rainie because she hits the ground running, not having to take as much time as usual to introduce the victim (though it still takes a while to figure out who the heck Dougie is).

Fast-paced. Twists and turns. Likable characters. I enjoy this author a lot.

Jun 01, 2016

If you only read current or new releases, go back and read this one

May 22, 2011

good book, suspensful and kept me wanting to read more.

Jan 15, 2007

This book took a little time to get off the ground, but it finally became a good page-turner. The author really goes out of her way to beat up her protagonist (Rainy) and it seemed a bit over-kill. Although I never did guess who the kidnapper was, I'm not sure she gave enough clues for any reader to have guessed. Overall, it was a good read.

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May 18, 2011

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