If You Were Here by Alafair Burke 📚 @AlafaireBurke #suspenseful #thrilling ~ Publication May 13, 2014 ~

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.”

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…

McKenna doesn’t play games! She knows what she saw on a cell phone video! She saw her friend from 10 years ago that everyone thought went missing or was dead! What was she doing on the subway and why doesn’t she want to be found!

McKenna goes on a dangerous hunt for the truth. She learns secrets about her past that she never knew. She also finds out secrets about the people who are closest to her. How they are all intertwined is the mystery you’ll have to read to find out about!

Alafair Burke definitely has a great talent for weaving together complex plot twist and characters that will stay with you after you close the book! Great ending!

Alafair Burke is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of sixteen novels.

Her most recent psychological thriller, THE WIFE, has been praised as “sneaky” (Lisa Scottoline), “schemey” (Seattle Times), “twisty” (Megan Miranda), and “tantalizing” (Booklist).  THE WIFE was selected as a best-of-the-month pick by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Entertainment Weekly, O (Oprah Magazine), and others.  It is being adapted as a feature film by Amazon Studios, with Alafair hired to write the screenplay.

Her previous novel, THE EX, was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. 

In addition to the standalone novels that have earned her a reputation as “a genius for plot” (Oprah Magazine) and “a virtuoso” of domestic suspense (Minneapolis Star Tribune), she authors “two power house series” (Sun-Sentinel) featuring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid. Alafair is also the co-author of the “Under Suspicion” series with Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark. 

Alafair was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but grew up primarily in Wichita, Kansas.  She traces her lifelong fascination with crime to the fact that a serial killer was active in her hometown in her formative years.  In a world where the killer could be anyone, and where an arrest appeared hopeless, Alafair found comfort in crime fiction. Her mother, a school librarian, helped her navigate her way from Encyclopedia Brown to Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie and eventually to Sue Grafton. In the books, as opposed to Wichita, smart sleuthing always paid off, and order was always restored.

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