If You Were Here

If You Were Here

A Novel Of Suspense

Large Print - 2013
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Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks when she discovers that the woman in the subway's video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2013.
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed.
ISBN: 9780062278609
Characteristics: 546 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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May 28, 2019

A journalist, McKenna Jordan, is trying to find a woman who saved a teenage boy from being killed by a train. But when she sees a picture of the woman, she realizes that this woman looks a lot like her friend who disappears years ago. Another very good book from Alafair Burke.

Mar 11, 2019

This is my third book by this author. Excellent plot and great characters. Hard to put down.

Mar 24, 2018

I've been binge reading Alafair's books, and I've enjoyed nine so far. She nearly always
throws an unexpected twist at the very end.
I feel this one is her best. Fast pacing all the way through a clever story, and , again, a surprise
at the end.

amalafronte825 Jun 10, 2016

I enjoyed the story line. Alafair Burke is a great writer. I really wanted to know what happened to Susan. There are so many characters in the book but you remember them all for the most part.

May 01, 2014

A finely woven tale of suspense to be commended for letting readers into the heads of multiple characters more than most novels in this genre. Not to say this is an entry into fine literature by any means. Just a well written book in a suspense genre that brings in some fresh plot ideas to keep the readers' interest till the end. The personal backgrounds of the author and her husband on which the fictional characters are based on (not the plot or the events) help to provide a unique context and setting for the plot with some credibility. However, the rather superficial attempt in the book to explore the couple relationship between the protagonist and her husband seems tangential and very tentative perhaps due to the sensitivity involved in having loosely based the fictional characters on her own situation. A minor undeveloped sour note in an otherwise well-brewed tale. Good book for lazy summer reading.

Sep 17, 2013

Disappointing. Starts great, ends up in a mess of family friction.

Jul 30, 2013

This book weaves an interesting story of devotion, intrigue and suspense. Although the characters were numerous, it was easy to distinguish who was who and follow their intertwining lives once the plot unfolded. A great summer read.

Jul 23, 2013

out of town, will return July 26

Jun 26, 2013

Please, please order this book on CD. Thanks.

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