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Don't Look Back

A Novel

Gregg Hurwitz

St. Martin's Press

"Smart and relentless… Hurwitz starts the pressure early and never, never lets up." —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) on You’re Next

In Don't Look Back, Eve Hardaway, newly single mother of one, is on a trip she’s long dreamed of—a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. Eve wanders off the trail, to a house in the distance with a menacing man in the yard beyond it, throwing machetes at a human-shaped target. Disturbed by the sight, Eve moves quickly and quietly back to her group, taking care to avoid being seen. As she creeps along, she finds a broken digital camera, marked with the name Teresa Hamilton. Later that night, in a rarely used tourist cabin, she finds a discarded prescription bottle—also with the name Teresa Hamilton. From the camera’s memory card, Eve discovers Teresa Hamilton took a photo of that same menacing looking man in the woods. Teresa Hamilton has since disappeared.

Now the man in the woods is after whoever was snooping around his house. With a violent past and deadly mission, he will do anything to avoid being discovered.  A major storm wipes out the roads and all communication with the outside world. Now the tour group is trapped in the jungle with a dangerous predator with a secret to protect. With her only resource her determination to live, Eve must fight a dangerous foe and survive against incredible odds—if she's to make it back home alive.

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Chapter 1

 

“How many…?” Her mouth was dry. “How many times?”

Rick looked up at her from his perch on the faux-leather chair, elbow resting on the desk they’d crammed into the master bedroom. The computer monitor at his shoulder gave his face a jaundiced pall. “Five, six. Maybe seven.”

Eve wet her lips, fought her breathing into some semblance of a rhythm. “Where?”

“Her place, usually.”

“Usually?”

“A car. Once.”

“A car,” Eve said. &

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Praise for Don't Look Back

"What a terrific book! Don’t Look Back is thrilling beginning to end and powerfully gratifying." —Megan Abbott, internationally bestselling author of The Fever

"Gregg Hurwitz never disappoints...and with Don’t Look Back, he takes his storytelling talents to new heights of suspense and terror. From the opening moment of tension to the singularly terrifying final act, this story of survival and death left me breathless. Not to be missed." —James Rollins

"Thrilling…Hurwitz skillfully ratchets up the tension as his characters prove their mettle through nerve-wracking and exciting trials." —Publishers Weekly on Don't Look Back

"A taut, smart, suspense-filled ride to satisfy the most discerning of thrill seekers."—Library Journal (starred review) on Don't Look Back

"Propulsive…for page after irresistible page, Hurwitz ramps up the tension…Thrillingly cinematic." —The Washington Post on The Survivor

"With Trust No One, Gregg Hurwitz deservedly takes a place at the forefront of thriller writers. Once you read the first page, you will keep ripping through pages until there are none left." —David Baldacci

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  • Gregg Hurwitz

  • GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of many thrillers, most recently Don't Look Back, Tell No Lies, and The Survivor. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 22 languages. He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. He recently announced that he will be developing his Tim Rackley books for TNT/Sony. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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