"Smart and relentless… Hurwitz starts the pressure early and never, never lets up." —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on You're Next
In Don't Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she's long dreamed of—a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle—also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera's memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared.
Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered. A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds—if she's to make it back home alive.
In this thrilling standalone from bestseller Hurwitz (Tell No Lies), L.A.-based Eve Hardaway, whose husband has recently left her for a younger woman, decides to push "beyond her comfort zone" by taking a vacation in the jungles of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. At the D as Felices Ecolodge, Eve stumbles on disturbing artifacts left by a previous guest as well as the cabin of a man who will kill to keep his identity hidden. Meanwhile, bad weather and sabotage combine to cut off Eve and the others at the lodge they must make increasingly desperate decisions if any are to survive. While a crafty foe stalks them, Eve and company also contend with such natural challenges as a raging river, rugged terrain, and unrelenting rain and heat. Despite some plot holes, Hurwitz skillfully ratchets up the tension as his characters prove their mettle through nerve-wracking and exciting trials.