An electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark!
When investigative journalist Gina Kane receives an email from a “CRyan” describing her “terrible experience” while working at REL, a high-profile television news network, Gina knows she has to pursue the story. But when Ryan goes silent, Gina is shocked to discover the young woman has died tragically in a jet ski accident while on holiday.
Meanwhile, REL counsel Michael Carter finds himself in a tricky spot as several more female employees have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Carter approaches the CEO, offering to persuade the victims to accept settlements in exchange for their silence. It’s a risky endeavor, but it could well make him rich.
As more allegations emerge, Carter’s attempts to keep the story from making headlines are matched only by Gina Kane’s determination to uncover the truth. Was Ryan’s death truly an accident? And when another accuser turns up dead, Gina realizes someone—or some people—will go to depraved lengths to keep the story from seeing the light.
“Clark’s usual mixture now updated, with surprising and welcome assurance, for a new generation of imperiled women” (Kirkus Reviews).
Early in this enjoyable standalone from MWA Grand Master Clark (You Don't Own Me), New York City investigative reporter Gina Kane checks her email after being away for more than a week in a part of the world without internet service. One email that arrived the day Gina left on her trip is from fellow Boston College grad Cathy Ryan, who has had "a terrible experience" with one of the higher-ups at the headquarters of REL, the global news conglomerate where Cathy works. Cathy wants to meet with Gina to talk about the situation. Cathy doesn't respond to Gina's emails, and later Gina discovers that Cathy recently died in an accident while on vacation in Aruba. With the help of Cathy's family, Gina starts to put together clues that lead her to Brad Matthews, REL's top newscaster. Meanwhile, Gina's boyfriend gets the chance to be a part of REL's initial public offering through his bank, posing a potential conflict of interest, and Gina's widowed father becomes the romantic target of a woman whose motives she doesn't trust. No surprise, the good guys prevail, and the bad guys get their just desserts. Clark's many fans will be more than satisfied.