Nowhere Girl (Hardcover)

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Cady and Savannah are twins and twins have a relationship that the rest of us will never really understand. They are in high school and the day that Savannah is late and makes Cady miss the bus, Cady knows immediately that something horrific has happened but no one will believe her until Savannah’s body is found. For years, Cady, an author, hears Savannah’s voice in her head and in her dreams, and it happens so often and intensely that Cady is consumed by it. Her marriage is falling apart, she is falling apart, her writing is dark and she is very unhappy person. Cady wants to understand the mind of serial killers and interviews a killer in prison. When the police reopen the cold case of the murder, Cady is right there, trying to help. As we learn more and more about Savannah and what was going on in her life at that time, the pieces start to come together. Except….. just when you think you know who the killer is, it goes off in another direction and you are wrong.

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"An author to watch."--Hartford Books Examiner

In an abandoned house, sixteen-year-old Savannah Martino is strangled to death. The police rule Savannah's murder a random attack of opportunity, which prompts her small New Jersey town to set a curfew and cancel football games. Isolated and afraid, Savannah's sister, Cady, continues to communicate with Savannah through dreams. Cady knows Savannah in ways no one else did: The beautiful, ethereal twin everyone thought was an angel was actually on the road to self-destruction.

Years later a chance encounter, while Cady is researching her latest novel coincides with an unexpected call from the once-rookie cop on Savannah's case, Patrick Tunney, now a detective, who tells Cady that Savannah's case has been reopened. Through new evidence, it has been determined that Savannah's death wasn't a random attack and that whoever killed her sister loved her.

Despite years of interviewing convicted killers, profilers, and psychiatrists for her bestselling thrillers, Cady isn't prepared for the revelation that someone close to her could have killed her sister. Cady is drawn into a labyrinth of deception and betrayal reaching all the way back to her childhood that will force her to find the strength she never knew she had in order to face the truth.

About the Author

Susan Strecker resides in Essex, Connecticut, with her husband and two children. She is the author of Night Blindness, an Indie Next pick. Nowhere Girl is her second novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250042859
ISBN-10: 1250042852
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English