From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a chilling thriller about a young man gone missing in the wilderness of Wyoming . . . and the secrets uncovered by the desperate effort to find him
Timothy O’Day knew the woods. Yet when he disappeared on the first night of a bachelor party camping trip with his best friends in the world, he didn’t leave a trace. What he did leave behind were two heartbroken parents, a crew of guilt-ridden groomsmen, and a pile of clues that don’t add up.
Frankie Elkin doesn’t know the woods, but she knows how to find people. So when she reads that Timothy’s father is organizing one last search, she heads to Wyoming. Despite the rescue team’s reluctance, she joins them. But as they hike into the mountains, it becomes clear that there’s something dangerous at work in the woods . . . or someone who is willing to do anything to stop them from going any farther.
Running out of time and up against the worst man and nature have to offer, Frankie and the search party will discover what evil awaits those who go one step too far . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Hold on tight for this tense mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness. Recovering alcoholic Frankie Elkin’s mission in life is to find missing people. While on the case of a young man named Tim, who disappeared five years ago on a camping trip, she discovers that he’s not the first person to go missing in the area…and that someone’s trying hard to make sure he’s not the last. We love best-selling author Lisa Gardner’s heroine—she’s messy and complicated, with no shortage of demons. And of course, we couldn’t help falling in love with Frankie’s sidekick: whip-smart search-and-rescue dog Daisy. One Step Too Far is full of danger and tension. Gardner sure knows how to write a pageturner!
Bestseller Gardner's gripping sequel to 2021's Before She Disappeared takes missing person cold case investigator Frankie Elkin, who describes herself as an "average, middle-aged white woman, short on belongings, long on regret," to Wyoming's Shoshone National Forest to join a search party for Tim O'Day. Five years earlier, Tim and four of his best friends set out into the woods for a bachelor party weekend; Tim, the future groom, disappeared without a trace. Every year since, Martin, Tim's father, has organized a search for his son's remains. This is to be Martin's last attempt. Frankie insinuates herself into the group, which includes Tim's four friends from the original trip. One day into their six-day trek, problems arise. From missing provisions and the sense of being watched, things escalate quickly, and the question becomes: who will survive? Fascinating details on cadaver dog training, as well as on camping and tracking in difficult terrain, complement the suspenseful journey as it winds toward a surprising conclusion. Readers will hope to see a lot more of the compassionate Frankie. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency.
The story line was slow at first and hard to take. When I read into the story, more twists and tangles popped into the plot. This was really a surprise ending to me.
This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!! Omg! I loved it from beginning to end!
One Step Too Far 3 Stars
This book was a little too long in some parts. I did read the complete story the ending was quite surprising. This was far from my favorite Lisa Gardner novel.