If You Were Here

If You Were Here

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2013
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Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks when she discovers that the woman in the subway's video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, [2013].
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780062208354
Characteristics: 369 pages ;,24 cm.


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amalafronte825 Jun 10, 2016

I enjoyed the story line. Alafair Burke is a great writer. I really wanted to know what happened to Susan. There are so many characters in the book but you remember them all for the most part.

May 01, 2014

A finely woven tale of suspense to be commended for letting readers into the heads of multiple characters more than most novels in this genre. Not to say this is an entry into fine literature by any means. Just a well written book in a suspense genre that brings in some fresh plot ideas to keep the readers' interest till the end. The personal backgrounds of the author and her husband on which the fictional characters are based on (not the plot or the events) help to provide a unique context and setting for the plot with some credibility. However, the rather superficial attempt in the book to explore the couple relationship between the protagonist and her husband seems tangential and very tentative perhaps due to the sensitivity involved in having loosely based the fictional characters on her own situation. A minor undeveloped sour note in an otherwise well-brewed tale. Good book for lazy summer reading.

Sep 17, 2013

Disappointing. Starts great, ends up in a mess of family friction.

Jul 30, 2013

This book weaves an interesting story of devotion, intrigue and suspense. Although the characters were numerous, it was easy to distinguish who was who and follow their intertwining lives once the plot unfolded. A great summer read.

Jul 23, 2013

out of town, will return July 26

Jun 26, 2013

Please, please order this book on CD. Thanks.

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