Search for Her
A story written in the best-selling tradition of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Linwood Barclay and Shari Lapena that will appeal to fans of domestic suspense and psychological thrillers alike
They’re not a perfect family.
But as a blended one (Grace, a nurse, and her daughter, Riley, 14, from her first marriage; John Marshall, a public relations executive, and his son, Blake, 17, from his first marriage), they’re trying.
Grace and John, (each suffered the death of their first spouses) are two years into their marriage and changes are happening. They’re travelling across the U.S. in an RV from San Diego to Pittsburgh where they will start new jobs.
A teen goes missing at a busy truck stop during her family’s cross-country move, when their dream of starting a new life crashes into a nightmare.
Investigators soon discover Riley was spotted but is missing from the massive truck plaza in the desert. As one of the nation’s largest, it’s the perfect place for someone to vanish—or be taken.
Detectives soon suspect Riley’s anguished family is lying to them when they learn that they may have been using the RV to transport drugs across the U.S – drugs that have gone missing. At the same time, evidence emerges that a convicted offender who preys on young girls was at the truck stop when Riley disappeared, giving rise to a possible link to the unsolved murder of a California teen nearby a year earlier.
As investigators pursue every chilling lead and uncover a web of lies and secrets, all eyes continue to fall on the newly formed family with a tragic past. Everyone—from Riley’s heartbroken mom to her guilt-ridden stepdad to her secretive stepbrother and her ex-boyfriend—has something to hide. Their secrets could prove deadly and suspicions run deep with the clock ticking down on the likelihood Riley’s alive.
- 11,600 copies sold since publication
- Rick’s books have sold over 1.75 million copies in English
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- #29 Amazon Australia, #74 Amazon UK, #2 Heist Crime