The Shadow Tracer

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Jun 27, 2013 - Fiction - 368 pages
22 Reviews
An explosive stand-alone thriller from the Edgar Award–winning writer Stephen King called “the next suspense superstar”

Can a person ever really disappear for good by going off the grid? And what happens when vanishing is no longer an option?

Sarah Keller is a single mother to five-year-old Zoe, living quietly in Oklahoma. She's also a skip tracer, an expert in tracking people who've gone on the lam to avoid arrest, prosecution, or debt—pinpointing their locations to bring them to justice.

When a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER, their quiet life explodes. Zoe's medical tests reveal what Sarah has been hiding: Zoe is not her daughter. Zoe's biological mother—Sarah's sister, Beth—was murdered shortly after the child's birth. And Zoe's father is missing and presumed dead.

With no way to prove her innocence, Sarah must abandon her carefully constructed life and go on the run. Chased by cops, federal agents, and the group responsible for Beth's murder, Sarah embarks on a desperate journey. Can her knowledge as a skip tracer help her stay off the grid, remain one step ahead of her pursuers, and find a way to save her daughter?

Meg Gardiner is acclaimed for her richly drawn characters, propulsive plotting, relentless suspense, and shocking twists. The Shadow Tracer delivers on those fronts and more.

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User Review  - Pamela - Goodreads

Buckle up for a high-octane page turner! Comparing apples to apples - suspense to suspense – “The Shadow Tracer” is a hot mess great read. Meg Gardner certainly knows how to tangle and untangle a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lise - Goodreads

The vogue for gutsy, gritty female protagonists is a welcome one for this bibliomaniac who grew up reading the "women in jeopardy" genre and being annoyed ceaselessly by the quavering female victims ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

MEG GARDINER is the author of ten previous novels including the Evan Delaney series, whose China Lake won the Edgar Award. Before becoming a writer, Meg practiced law and taught at the University of California. Originally from Santa Barbara, she now lives with her family in London.

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