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On Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

A Thriller

David Rosenfelt

Minotaur Books


Mass Market Paperbound

On Borrowed Time

David Rosenfelt

Everything is going right for magazine writer Richard Kilmer. His girlfriend, the beautiful Jennifer Ryan, has agreed to marry him. The happy couple celebrates with a romantic drive up to Kendrick Falls. Even as dark clouds begin to gather, Jen and Richard press on.

The freak storm sends Richard careening off the road and throws Jen from the vehicle. Richard seems to be fine, but he can't find Jen anywhere—neither can the town's police. The storm has disappeared and with it every trace of the future Mrs. Kilmer.

Richard remembers her so vividly, but no one he knows can confirm that Jen ever existed. Could he be crazy? Did he dream her up? After weeks of nightmares, therapy, and unanswered questions, his life is still in pieces. But just as Richard begins to completely unravel, so do the secrets behind Jen's disappearance…


Praise for On Borrowed Time

“An absolutely irresistible hook… No one who picks up this greased-lightning account will rest till it's finished.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Outstanding...Anyone who enjoyed Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island will love this thriller.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Excellent. All will marvel at the way Rosenfelt builds suspense.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“An engaging suspense tale [that] employs a whiplash plot turn...pulls you in and won't let go.” —Booklist

“Dynamite…Sly humor, breathless pacing, and terrific plot twists keep the pages spinning toward the showdown.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Down to the Wire

“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.” —Booklist on Down to the Wire

“A terrific plot and a gripping narrative.” —The Toronto Sun on Down to the Wire

“I am raving about this book…a page-turning thriller.” —Deadly Pleasure on Down to the Wire

“Stellar… Rosenfelt keeps the plot hopping and popping as he reveals a complex frame-up of major proportions with profound political ramifications both terrifying and enlightening.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Don't Tell a Soul

“This fast-paced and brightly written tale spins along…Don't Tell a Soul is a humdinger.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“High-voltage entertainment from an author who plots and writes with verve and wit…Rosenfelt ratchets up tension with the precision of a skilled auto mechanic wielding a torque wrench.” —Booklist (starred) on Don't Tell a Soul

“Rosenfelt has earned his crime-novelist pedigree.” —Entertainment Weekly on Don't Tell a Soul

“He delivers a fast, inventive stand-alone thriller you'll never put down.” —Kirkus Reviews on Don't Tell a Soul

“[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 on Don't Tell a Soul

“Rosenfelt's first stand-alone novel is a riveting thriller that should boost him to best-seller 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) on Don't Tell a Soul

In the Press

Read 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

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About the author

David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award--nominated author of eight Andy Carpenter novels and two stand-alone thrillers, Don't Tell a Soul and Down to the Wire. He and his wife live in California with the twenty-seven golden retrievers they've rescued.

David Rosenfelt

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