Novo Conceito: Brazil
Ciela Publishing House: Bulgaria
Ara Llibres: Catalan
Chinese Friendship Publishing: China
Anton & Ludwig: Denmark
De Bezige Bij: Holland
Village Books: Japan
Cappelen Damm: Norway
Faber & Faber: U.K.
A stunning debut thriller reminiscent of the movie BODY HEAT.
GEORGE FOSS never thought he’d see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, he spots her at his favorite bar. He knows he should just walk away, but for twenty years he has been haunted by this woman’s memory.
When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable their fall semester, and George was shocked when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. He dropped out of school and traveled to Florida to try to make sense of what had happened. As he stood in the living room of the girl’s grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on the mantelpiece—the one who had committed suicide—was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved--and that she may have murdered two people in a desperate attempt to escape a web of lies.
Now the same woman has come back to ask George for a favor—a favor that will put his life in jeopardy. She’s still on the run and going by another name, but George agrees to help her. She is the only woman he’s ever loved.
Three people will die, a fortune in diamonds will disappear, and an electrifying chase will keep readers guessing until the final page.