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Publisher's Summary

From bestselling author Mike Omer comes the first in a new series full of the psychological twists and police procedural turns that his fans have come to know and love.

Lieutenant Abby Mullen is no stranger to crisis. As the hostage negotiation instructor for the NYPD, she deals with worst-case scenarios every day. Nothing fazes her anymore.

That all changes when she gets a call from Eden Fletcher, a fellow survivor of the infamous Wilcox cult. The two haven’t spoken since the night of a tragic, fiery massacre, when their paths diverged. But now Eden needs Abby’s help: someone has kidnapped her son and is demanding a $5 million ransom. As Abby throws herself into the case, she can’t help but wonder why the kidnapper has targeted Eden. But Eden refuses to talk. She’s silent about the relics of their shared past hanging on her walls. About the kidnapper’s possible motives. About what’s happened in the years since she and Abby parted ways.

As the truth closes in, Abby realizes that her past may not be as far behind as she thought…and it’s come home to collect.

©2021 by Michael Omer. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great book!

I loved this book! Usually I can guess the killer and the ending, however this one kept me in suspense until the very end.

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  • Cyndee Rhoades
  • 03-04-2021

Amazing, As Always!

Excellent writing, as usual. I immediately got sucked in to the story, and it was over in no time, it left me wanting more! I can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Charmby
  • 14-04-2021

Can't wait for the sequel!

This one was hard to out down. Mike Omer just keeps getting better! I enjoyed his Bentley series but this book is next level. It was funny and sad and suspenseful. The narration was spot on. The dialog and description was great.

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  • Tabbi
  • 12-04-2021

Great book but wrong narrator

I really enjoyed this book, the story was great. The female narrator, however, was wrong for this book. She sounds like a teenager and it was distracting throughout the entire book. The narration was not bad, just seemed wrong for this role.

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  • Ginger B Gause
  • 06-04-2021

Ending sucked

The book was well written and very thrilling up until the end. Then stopped on a cliff hanger. Unless there's a sequel it was a waste of time.



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  • Sandra Anderson
  • 25-04-2021

Great book for today's times

This book kept us listening until the end! And that ending!!!! I need the sequel now!
This was a great story! Gives a little insight to what could happen with all of today's social media. I loved the characters; they were very real. Abby is very relatable. Can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • Marguerite
  • 09-05-2021

To long

I did enjoy the 1st half of the story. I kept losing interest in the story, after that. I did listen to the end. maybe it was me. I bought this book, with the reviews were mostly 5 or 4 stars.

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  • Robin Marsh
  • 07-05-2021

Kept me thinking

This was a good read. I look forward to more books from this author. interesting.

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  • Mike E.
  • 06-05-2021

Loved this book!!!

I love Mike Omar's wrighting style. Every one of his books are awesome. The performance was spot on both Jesse and Fajer did a fantastic job.

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  • Brandi Brown
  • 03-05-2021

Can’t wait for the next one

I love the way there were seemingly multiple story lines that weaved into one intricate main story. I love Abby’s character. Excellent new series - it’s only downfall is the cliffhanger we’re left with until next year when book 2 comes out!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-04-2021

Great Book!!

Loved it from beginning to end I hope book 2 is coming out real soon

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  • people's bank
  • 17-04-2021

very slow

I have tried to listen to this book several times, but the story is so drawn out.

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