From the award-winning author of
Among the Missing,
Fitting Ends, and
You Remind Me of Me, comes an ambitious, gripping, and beautifully written new novel about identity in the tradition of
The Talented Mr. Ripley and
Three strangers who are trying to find their way in the wake of loss become entwined in an identity theft scheme, which has a resounding impact on them all.
Longing to get on with his life, Miles Cheshire nevertheless can't stop searching for his troubled twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for ten years.
A few days after graduating from high school, Lucy Lattimore sneaks away from the small town of Pompey, Ohio, with her charismatic former history teacher. They arrive in Nebraska, in the middle of nowhere, at a long-deserted motel next to a dried-up reservoir, to figure out the next move on their path to a new life.
My whole life is a lie, thinks Ryan Schuyler, who has recently learned some shocking news. In response, he walks off the Northwestern University campus, hops on a bus, and breaks loose from his existence, which suddenly seems abstract and tenuous.
A gorgeously written psychological study, and a meditation on identity in the modern world, this is a literary novel with the haunting momentum of a thriller.
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Favorite Book of the Year
This is the best book I've read this year. Get the audiobook because Kirby Heyborne's narration is outstanding. Mark my words, this book will show up on a lot of "Best of 2009" lists. This is great stuff.
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Everything you want in a suspenseful, well-written book!
Very easy to become engrossed. Well written with interesting characters.