What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies… and that finding out the truth could cost you your life?Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can’t find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen’s existence, and all traces of her have disappeared.Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?David Rosenfelt’s On Borrowed Time is a stunning new thriller about an ordinary man who is trapped in a nightmare where he can’t be certain of anything—not even his own memories.
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The moment we met is burned into my mind, and even now I replay it over and over. It’s somehow vaguely comforting, and thinking about Jennifer gives her a presence. I’ve wanted to give her a presence for so very long.
It’s not outright denial, but it’s almost as good.
It was at a political rally for a candidate Jen was supporting. It’s funny, but I can’t remember who the candidate was, and I can’t venture a guess, based on what I learned later about Jen’s politics.
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Praise for Down to the Wire“Dynamite thriller… Rosenfelt’s sly humor, breathless pacing, and terrific plot twists keep the pages spinning toward the showdown on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Rosenfelt’s Andy Carpenter novels are known for their breezy storytelling and humor. . . . This one eschews humor to focus on the actions of ordinary people faced with extraordinary trials. It also employs a whiplash plot turn . . . an engaging suspense tale.”—BooklistPraise for Don’t Tell a Soul“This fast-paced and brightly written tale spins along. . . . [This] is a humdinger.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch“High-voltage entertainment from an author who plots and writes with verve and wit. . . . Plot twists and red herrings abound, and Rosenfelt ratchets up tension with the precision of a skilled auto mechanic wielding a torque wrench.”—Booklist (starred review)“[Rosenfelt] has pulled together a cynical political thriller that rings true in this age of terrorism, media hype, and Washington scandals. . . . It’s an enjoyable tale.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune“Rosenfelt’s first stand-alone novel is a riveting thriller that should boost him to bestseller status. . . . Compelling twists and turns, a lightning-fast pace, and breathtaking suspense make this a harrowing ride. . . . The book deserves a wide audience.”—Library Journal (starred review)
ON BORROWED TIME by David Rosenfelt | Kirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of ON BORROWED TIME . The creator of dog-loving attorney Andy Carpenter (<em>Dog Tags<em>, 2010, etc.) serves up another stand-alone with an absolutely irresistible hook.- Kirkus Reviews
David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award--nominated author of eight Andy Carpenter novels and two stand-alones, most recently Down to the Wire. He and his wife live in California with the twenty-seven golden retrievers they’ve rescued.
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