Baker & Taylor Haunted by the disappearance of her mother eight years before, no-nonsense prosecutor Jess Koster is shattered when the client she is defending from a brutal rapist also vanishes into thin air
Blackwell North Amer Is someone trying to kill her? Jess Kostner is the smart, young, no-nonsense district attorney who can hold her own against Chicago's toughest attorneys. She has survived not only a wrenching divorce but her mother's bizarre, inexplicable disappearance with only an occasional panic attack. But suddenly, in the past few days, she has felt the malevolent eyes of a stalker upon her. Surely it's her imagination, isn't it? It must be pretrial nerves. Jess always gets jittery before a big trial. And she's got a lot invested in successfully prosecuting the thuggish rapist Rick Ferguson. She's convinced he brutally attacked Connie DeVuono, a nice middle-aged mom. But Jess knows the evidence is shaky at best, and knows Connie is terrified that Rick will kill her if she testifies. And then one day Connie disappears. If only she had someone to trust. There are several men in Jess's life in addition to the frightening Rick Ferguson. And she's got good reason to feel uneasy about each of them. There's her colleague: the married man who makes too-aggressive passes. And her brother-in-law, whose hold over her sister is just plain creepy. Her overpowering ex-husband has a disconcerting way of appearing in unexpected places. And then there's the new man in her life. Jess didn't think she'd ever fall in love again, but she has impulsively gotten herself deeply involved with a stranger who is clearly hiding a secret. Pulling it all together, playing out the suspense like the master she is, Joy Fielding has written a powerful psychological thriller set against a courtroom background. Here is an intense, unforgettable story by the acclaimed author of See Jane Run.
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