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Publisher's Summary

A compulsive family drama about a mother's desperate search to reclaim her daughter from the horrors of her own past, perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell's Then She Was Gone.

Beth Fraser finally has her life together. She's built a successful career in the tech sector, has a bright 15-year-old daughter, and she's completely erased all evidence of her troubled past. At least that's what she thought.

Dana Fraser always wondered why she's the only kid with two backup phones, emergency drills, and a nonnegotiable check-in time every single day. When a stranger approaches her on the street claiming to be her grandmother, Dana starts to question what else her mother has been hiding. Soon Beth's worst nightmare is coming true: Dana is in grave danger, and unless Beth is willing to pull one last con job for her parents, she may never see her daughter again. 

©2020 Sarah Zettel (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Zettel creates a realistic, infuriatingly dysfunctional family, with which many readers will be all too familiar. A highlight is the portrayal of Dana and Beth's relationship, with love and aggravation entwining to make a mother-daughter bond to remember." (Booklist)

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  • Patrick Walters
  • 13-06-2020

Just not that Interesting

Ugh, I struggled to get through this one. The only reason I stayed to the end is because I don't like to abandon a book once I start unless it is truly very bad. Also, I was hoping and waiting for some twist at the end. I'm sorry, but there was nothing new or even attention grabbing in this story. I don't like to write negative reviews but I really had to force myself to finish this one.

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