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"Mesmerizing, gripping...the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense." -- Harlan Coben
Sometimes the person you thought you knew best...
Turns out to be someone you never really knew at all.
The crash that killed him
Two years ago, Jane Norton crashed her car on a lonely road, killing her friend David and leaving her with amnesia. At first, everyone was sympathetic. Then they found Jane's note: I wish we were dead together.
A girl to blame
From that day the town turned against her. But even now Jane is filled with questions: Why were they on that road? Why was she with David? Did she really want to die?
The secrets she should forget
Most of all, she must find out who has just written her an anonymous message: I know what really happened. I know what you don't remember...
Don't miss Jeff Abbott's most chilling thriller to date--perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, or The Woman in Cabin 10.
PRAISE FOR JEFF ABBOTT
"One of my favorite writers."--Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author
"If you like Harlan Coben, read this book. Taut, twisty, and elegantly-written, with an ending you won't see coming."--Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors
"Jeff Abbott is a master...I am, and always have been, a devoted fan."--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author
In this engrossing standalone from Thriller Award winner Abbott (The First Order), a car crash in Austin, Tex., steals 17-year-old Jane Norton's memory and kills her best friend's boyfriend, David Hall. Investigators find Jane's suicide note at the scene, turning sympathy for the survivor into blame. Jane can't imagine intentionally wrecking her vehicle, let alone doing so with David as a passenger, but since she can't remember the last three years, she's unable to offer an alternative explanation. Two years later, when "Liv Danger" posts a message online claiming to know what really happened that night and pledging vengeance, the guilt-ridden Jane assumes it's a cruel joke until someone starts targeting those connected with the crash. The closer Jane comes to unlocking her memories and unmasking Liv Danger, the more certain she becomes that everyone in her life is conspiring to rewrite history and hide the truth. One soapy and superfluous subplot aside, this is an emotionally complex tale replete with finely drawn characters, shocking twists, and convincing red herrings.