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First Kensington Hardcover Edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Kensington Books, [2019]
Description:
387 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"Some people in Rachel Gaston's small hometown of Edgewater, Oregon, think she got away with murder twenty years ago when she mistook a real gun for a toy. As that deadly anniversary approaches, she'll need to find the truth . . . before it finds her"-- Provided by publisher.
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LCCN:
2019932231
ISBN:
9781496722461 (hardcover)
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2
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0
Control Number:
210511
Call Number:
F Jac
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Author Notes
Romance author Lisa Jackson grew up in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University and started working in the banking/investment industry. In the early 1980s, she stopped working in order to become a stay-at-home mom and started writing romance novels at the suggestion of her sister and fellow romance author Nancy Bush. She published her first novel, A Twist of Fate, in 1983. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists. In April 2011 Lisa Jackson's title Devious hit the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list and in Aug 2012 her title You Don't Want to Know made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2014 she continued this trend with her book, Close to Home. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Rachel Gaston (Female), Divorced, People in her town believe that she got away with murder
Luke (Male), Killed twenty years ago by his half-sister, Rachel
Cade Ryder (Male), Police detective, Divorced, Rachels ex-husband
Genre
Fiction
Domestic
Mystery
Psychological
Suspense
Thriller
Topics
Siblings
Accidental deaths
Guilt
Paranoia
Ex-husbands
Reunions
Murder
Search for truth
Setting
Oregon - West (U.S.) / Pacific Northwest (U.S.)
Time Period
-- 20th-21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Bestseller Jackson (Liar, Liar) gradually builds up the layers of this slow-moving, tangled psychological thriller, leading to a stunning finale. As a teen, Rachel Gaston accidentally kills her brother, Luke Hollander, during a fake shoot-out with her friends after someone replaces her toy gun with a real one. Twenty years later, Rachel is jobless, single, and struggling to manage her two rebellious teenagers, Harper and Dylan. After Rachel's high school friend Violet is found dead, Rachel receives strange text messages and someone vandalizes her front door. Rachel's ex-husband, police officer Cade Ryder, offers to help Rachel and the case detective, while Rachel tries to keep her kids nearby and safe. When Harper finds the next victim and Cade tracks down a possible suspect, Rachel fears someone is targeting her and the people she cares about. In a romantic subplot that's secondary to the suspense, Rachel and Cade slowly repair their relationship. The ending delivers more than just the murderer as the secrets behind Luke and his death are revealed. Jackson leaves no thread untied as she expertly pieces together a series of surprise twists. While the pacing lags at times, the balance of tension and intricate family drama wins out. Jackson knows just how to keep readers guessing, and glued to the page. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson comes a new novel of nerve-jangling suspense as a woman haunted by guilt realizes that nothing can be trusted--not even her own memory ... <br> <br> There are people in Edgewater, Oregon, who think that twenty years ago, Rachel Gaston got away with murder.<br> <br> Rachel still has no idea how a foolish teenaged game turned deadly--or who replaced her soft pellet air gun with a real weapon. When a figure leapt out at her from the darkness, she fired without thinking. Too late, she recognized her half-brother, Luke, and saw blood blooming around his chest.<br> <br> Despite counseling, Rachel's horrifying dreams about that night continue. Her anxiety contributed to her divorce from Detective Cade Ryder, though he blames himself too. But as Rachel's high school reunion nears, she feels her imagination playing tricks, convincing her that objects in her house have moved. That there's a hint of unfamiliar cologne in the air. That someone is tailing her car. Watching her home.<br> <br> She's right to be scared. And as connections surface between a new string of murders and Luke's death, Rachel realizes there's no escaping the past, and the truth may be darker than her worst fears ...
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