If You Were Here: A Novel of Suspense

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HarperCollins, Jun 4, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 woman—a search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home…

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Alafair Burker is the daughter of one of my favourite mystery writers, James Lee Burke. I've been meaning to check out her work for years but until I found this audiobook on my library's electronic ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnwbeha - LibraryThing

Lots of good plotting, but this book is let down by a lack of focus in the writing so that it is at least 20% too long. Although I quite enjoyed it while I was actually reading it, it did not drag me ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels, including the standalone thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here, and the Ellie Hatcher series: All Day and a Night, Never Tell, 212, Angel’s Tip, and Dead Connection. She is also the coauthor of the Under Suspicion series with Mary Higgins Clark. A former prosecutor, she is now a professor of criminal law and lives in Manhattan.

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