When McKenna Jordan, a magazine journalist investigating the story of the heroic and unidentified woman, finds the video footage, she thinks she recognizes her as Susan Hauptmann. But Susan disappeared without a trace ten years earlier, having just introduced McKenna to her future husband, Patrick. McKenna's complex search for her missing friend forces her to unearth secrets that lie deep in all their pasts.
A sublimely plotted mystery and a devastating thriller about marriage, private security and journalistic scandal, If You Were Here further underlines Dennis Lehane's assertion that 'Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today'.
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I absolutely love Alafair Burke - she's one of my favorite authors. I know it's summer when I have one of her books in my hands. IF YOU WERE HERE is her best yet. Highly recommended. ( Karin Slaughter)
After finishing If You Were Here, I don't feel I can trust anyone ever again, except Alafair Burke to provide a cracking good read. ( Linwood Barclay, author of No Time For Goodbye)
If You Were Here is a winner: a suspenseful, tightly plotted story of friendship, lies, and betrayal. Alafair Burke writes deftly about secrets buried close to home. An accomplished novel by an assured author. ( Meg Gardiner, author of The Shadow Tracer)
If You Were Here has one of the strongest openings in recent thrillers ... Burke also deserves credit for writing crime fiction (urban, pacy, stylistically restrained) so different from that of her father, Louisiana-based James Lee Burke. ( John Dugdale, Sunday Times)
A likable standalone mystery in the style of Harlen Coben and Linwood Barclay ... Burke knows how to keep readers guessing. ( John O'Connell, Guardian)
Outstanding....Burke's accuracy in legal and judicial technicalities is impressive although most readers will find simpler pleasures in her sharp writing, well-constructed plot, and dimensional characters. ( Publishers Weekly)
In If You Were Here by Alafair Burke, a young pickpocket is pulled from the tracks of a subway station seconds before an oncoming train's arrival. When a video of the incident briefly emerges it unlocks a mystery that goes back over a decade.
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Book Description Harper, 2013. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: If You Were Here is a thrilling novel of suspense from Alafair Burke, the author Dennis Lehane calls "one of the finest young crime writers working today." Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks. When she locates a video that captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine, but is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier. What would have been a short-lived metro story sends McKenna on a dangerous search for the missing womana search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0062208357
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