#1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner, author of Catch Me and Love You More , returns with a heart-thumping thriller about what lurks behind the facade of a perfect family. This is my family: Vanished without a trace. . . . Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d... read more
An entire family has disappeared from their Boston townhouse: gone without a trace. Investigator, Tessa Leoni knows that this is no ordinary kidnapping. Two days go by without a word about ransom and suddenly the father and husband, Justin Denbe, owner of Denbe Construction sends a video... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
An entire family has disappeared from their Boston townhouse: gone without a trace. Investigator, Tessa Leoni knows that this is no ordinary kidnapping. Two days go by without a word about ransom and suddenly the father and husband, Justin Denbe, owner of Denbe Construction sends a video stating that he has enacted the kidnapping clause in his life insurance policy to the tune of nine million dollars to be transferred to an off shore account by 3:00 P.M. Monday or the family is dead.
No one knows better than Tessa Leoni that the most perfect facades can hide deep, dark secrets. The Denbe's it seems have more than there share. The clock is ticking and Tessa, the FBI and a new Hampshire sheriff must uncover this families innermost dealings, a tangle of friendships and betrayals, big business and small sacrifices. And perhaps the biggest question; how far would the kidnappers be willing to go?
“This is the truth: Love, safety,family...it's all touch and go.”From book fly leaf
“Cop 101: Never let them see you sweat.”Tessa Leoni
“There are lines that shouldn't be crossed. As a cop you know better than anyone and you still shot a person in cold blood. Whether out of love, or out of hate, murder is never right.”D,D, Warren
“It wasn't that strangers couldn't hurt you. It was simply that the people you loved could do it so much better.”Tessa Leoni
“Family, he said at last, is a terrible thing to waste.”Z
“Three P.M. Monday. Dead family walking.”Libby's thoughts
“Stop it. Just stop it. You should've left us, you know. Moved in with your girlfriend, built a new life. We could've handled that. But, no, you have to hang around the house, pretending you still love us, pretending you still care. You made a mistake, but now you're sorry. If we'd just give you a second chance, boo hoo hoo. You're the one who's trying to have his cake and eat it, too.”Ashlyn
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