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If You Were Here by Alafair Burke
  

If You Were Here

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A highly addictive, sublimely plotted psychological thriller about marriage, private security and journalistic scandal.

A young pickpocket is pulled from the tracks of a subway station seconds before an oncoming train's arrival. When a video of the incident briefly emerges it unlocks a mystery that goes back over a decade.

A top class read from one of the finest young crime writers around.

If you like Alafair Burke you might also like to read books by J A Kerley, Chelsea Cain and James Lee Burke.

Synopsis

If You Were Here by Alafair Burke

When McKenna Jordan, a magazine journalist investigating the story of the heroic and unidentified woman, finds the video footage, she thinks she recognizes her as Susan Hauptmann. But Susan disappeared without a trace ten years earlier, having just introduced McKenna to her future husband, Patrick. McKenna's complex search for her missing friend forces her to unearth secrets that lie deep in all their pasts.

Reviews

'I absolutely love Alafair Burke - she's one of my favorite authors. I know it's summer when I have one of her books in my hands. IF YOU WERE HERE is her best yet. Highly recommended.' Karin Slaughter

'After finishing If You Were Here, I don't feel I can trust anyone ever again, except Alafair Burke to provide a cracking good read.' Linwood Barclay, author of No Time For Goodbye

'If You Were Here is a winner: a suspenseful, tightly plotted story of friendship, lies, and betrayal. Alafair Burke writes deftly about secrets buried close to home. An accomplished novel by an assured author.' Meg Gardiner, author of The Shadow Tracer

'Outstanding...Burke's accuracy in legal and judicial technicalities is impressive although most readers will find simpler pleasures in her sharp writing, well-constructed plot, and dimensional characters.' Publishers Weekly

'Exciting...Lawyer turned-journalist McKenna finds her life turned upside down when she recognizes a friend from her college years who disappeared without a trace a decade before on a video of a near-tragedy on the subway...Will engage [Burke's] growing audience.' Booklist

'Burke's first class adventure has murder and mayhem wrapped up in an intricate, innovative plot. Gripping from the first page...Will keep readers guessing until the end.' RT Book Reviews

About the Author

Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke's books include the standalone thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here - an Amazon Best Mystery Novel of 2013 - and her acclaimed series starring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, the most recent of which, Never Tell, was a Kindle bestseller. A former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure.

Author photo © Deborah Copaken Kogan

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Book Info

Publication date

5th September 2013

Author

Alafair Burke

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Publisher

Faber and Faber Crime an imprint of Faber and Faber

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780571303441

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