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This is a high-octane thriller from "New York Times" top ten bestseller writer. Ellen is a single mother, and a feature writer for a local Philadelphia newspaper, recently taken over by a new hot editor, Marcelo, who though gorgeous, has not been short in letting staff go. Ellen knows that, like others, her job may be on the line, and she is more vulnerable than most, for she has a three-year old adopted son, Will, who is the love of her life. As she goes to collect her post one morning, she picks up a 'Missing Child' card, and is struck by the uncanny resemblance between Will and the little boy, Timothy Braverman, who was kidnapped from his home in Miami two years ago. Timothy's parents have a website for their child, and the story is grim: not only was Timothy kidnapped, but his childminder was killed. The ransom was paid, the child never returned to his home. For Ellen, the story is heartfelt: she first got to know Timothy as a small baby, when he was in hospital undergoing heart surgery; his adoption was hard won. As she searches further, something niggles at Ellen, and she begins to delve into the story of Will's birth mother, and uncover a horrendous story that, as the novel goes on, has far reaching consequences.
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A Washington Post Book of the Year
A pulse-pounding, emotionally charged thriller about love, family, and the pursuit of justice from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
A MOTHER'S WORST NIGHTMARE
When reporter Ellen Gleeson gets a "Have You Seen This Child?" flyer in the mail, she almost throws it away. But something about it makes her look again...
A MORAL DILEMMA
The child in the photo looks exactly like Ellen's adopted son, Will. But how could it be if the adoption was lawful? Everything inside her tells her to deny what she sees. But Ellen won't rest until she finds out the truth. And she can't shake the question: If Will rightfully belongs to someone else, should she keep him or give him up?
A DEADLY GAME
Ellen makes the wrenching decision to investigate, following a trail of clues no one was meant to uncover. And when she digs too deep, she risks losing her life―and that of the son she loves.
"A pulse-racing novel." ―USA TodayAbout the Author:
Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and a former trial lawyer. She won the Edgar Award for crime fiction. Her books are published in more than twenty languages and she remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, where many of her books are set. Her most recent titles include Lady Killer, Dirty Blonde and Daddy's Girl.
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