Right Behind You

Right Behind You

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters. Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: the shooter may very well be Sharlah's older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun. As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah's big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you."--
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780525954583
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 13, 2021

Wasn't sure I would like this book. I was wrong. Thought it was edge-of-your-seat exciting. The plot moved back and forth amongst the characters which gave it a deeper insight. I'd definitely recommend this one.

Jan 06, 2021

As usual, an excellent read from Lisa Gardner. Her early thrillers are a bit rocky, but all of the recent ones have been fantastic.

This one had a bit of a different feel than I remember from some of her other books. More character focused? Possibly because the main characters are teenagers rather than adults. The secondary theme of the cyclic nature of domestic abuse was handled very well; it's subtle but it's there and it's important.

Nevertheless, there's a mystery to solve. Twists and turns. Visiting with previously established characters. Everything I expect from this author.

Feb 24, 2019

A must read for all. Lisa Gardener is a wonderful writer. I really enjoy her stories that keep you wanting to stay up all night to read.

Feb 12, 2019

Pretty good mystery. I didn't realize it was a series, but I didn't feel like I missed too much.

Sep 07, 2018

This was one fabulous novel that I could not put down.
A mystery story of hate, passion and crime with a great twist at the end.
I would definitely recommend reading any of Lisa Gardner's books if want some suspense in your life.

Jul 05, 2018

Excellent novel! Loved the characters....I thought I had the murderer picked out, was i dead wrong!! 5 stars easily

Jun 24, 2018

Very well written story of what it means to be family--especially enjoyable to those of us who have had to create our own family when the birth family wasn't so great. Nothing else I can tell you that isn't a spoiler. If you only read one book by this author it should be this one. If you have read other Quincy novels, this one will pleasantly surprise you. I was especially happy with the return of Shelly Atkins (who didn't just recover from her burns, she thrived). About a seven hour read.

Apr 13, 2018

Quincy and Rainie have become foster parents to a troubled young girl Sharlah....a case
where a double murder at a gas station leads police to believe there is a spree killer...it was
slow, boring and oh so repetitive

Aug 10, 2017

First Lisa Gardner book I have read. I am hooked....great read looking for her next book to read.

Jul 22, 2017

I quite enjoyed this book - as I love all of hers. However, the last few pages when the story was wrapping up was a bit awkward with the bad guy opening up all the details to a teenager. A bit far fetched but nonetheless I enjoyed this book.

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