From the author of Girl Last Seen comes a psychological thriller that delivers Nina Laurin's signature "heart-stopping" suspense (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author).
"...currently wanted by the police. If you know anything about the suspect's whereabouts, please call..."
I look up at the TV screen, and my twin brother's face is splashed across it, life-size.
It's a shock that makes my breath catch. This is my brother as an adult, my brother who I last saw fifteen years ago after the fire that killed our parents, covered in soot, clutching a lighter in his hand, his knuckles stark white against the dirt and ash.
Everyone always said he'd grow up to be a heartbreaker. But his face has gone gaunt instead. The stubble on his cheeks and chin is patchy, and his eyes look dull and dark.
My first thought is that it's not him. Not my beautiful brother, the golden boy who everyone loved. Yet, deep down, I've always known this would eventually happen.
What did you do this time, Eli? What the hell did you do?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fans of Nina Laurin's Girl Last Seen will love her second novel: a rapid-fire, razor-sharp thriller. When Andrea Boudreaux hears that her twin brother, Eli, is a person of interest in a murder case—15 years after he was found guilty of the arson that killed their parents—she’s plunged into a cat-and-mouse game where family loyalties will be tested to the fullest. Laurin's economical prose lets her searing story take centre stage, and her beautifully rounded characters—particularly her endearing outsider of a protagonist—leap off the page. Expect to be gripped until you reach the end.
Laurin follows her 2017 debut, Girl Last Seen, with an intense psychological thriller that has a surprise twist. Andrea "Addie" Warren is separated from her twin brother, Eli a popular golden boy after he's convicted and sentenced to prison at age 12 for killing their mother and stepfather by burning down their Denver house. Sullen and friendless Addie is raised by a politically motivated couple whose daughter is her chief bully. As she grows up, Addie slides into a cycle of alcoholism, drug addiction, and theft and pushes away everyone in her life, including her compassionate fianc . Now, 15 years after the tragedy, newly released Eli is back in Denver and again sought by the police, who suspect him of murdering his girlfriend. Eli's reappearance threatens her precarious recovery, and the detectives on the case believe that Addie, who's now working at a homeless shelter and struggling to pull her life together, knows where Eli is hiding. Laurin provides an insightful look at how secrets can shatter a bond between twins.