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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 MeThe 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—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—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—and she now fears that Hope’s recent disappearance could be related.In pursuit of answers, the 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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"Lindsey and Hope are best friends, before this, Lindsey found hope on the side of the road 15 years ago hurt and with memory loss. When Hope goes missing during a moving trip, in efforts to find her Lindsey teams up with NYPD Ellie. As search continues, details emerge connecting Hope to another crime placing her as suspect in a murder investigation. Lindsey must hurry and piece together Hopes missing past to wave Hope of these allegations, but is it Hopes innocent's she will uncover? Great read!"
"Listened on audio book.. pretty good book. I found myself sometimes getting lost but ultimately didn’t hate this book"
"Solid 3-3.5 stars <br/><br/>Crime junkie fans…this book is for you!<br/><br/>A highly plot driven twisted crime thriller that you will need to become the detective to solve the crime. <br/><br/>The main character has had amnesia for 15 years…or has she been faking the memory loss this entire time? Given that alone, you know this one is full of unsuspecting twists and turns. <br/><br/>The book did have a crew of characters involved and In my opinion, it didn’t leave much time to richly develop each character. <br/><br/><br/><br/>"