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The Resource Closer Than You Know

Closer Than You Know

Label
Closer Than You Know
Title
Closer Than You Know
Statement of responsibility
Brad Parks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brad Parks delivers a riveting, emotionally powerful stand-alone domestic suspense thriller perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and What She Knew.Disaster is always closer than you know.It was a lesson Melanie Barrick learned the hard way growing up in the constant upheaval of foster care. But now that she's survived into adulthood—with a loving husband, a steady job, and a beautiful baby boy named Alex—she thought that turmoil was behind her.Until one Tuesday evening when she goes to pick up Alex from childcare only to discover he's been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. It's a terrifying scenario for any parent, but doubly so for Melanie, who knows the unintended horrors of what everyone coldly calls "the system."Her nightmare grows worse when she arrives home to learn her house has been raided by sheriff's deputies, who have found enough cocaine to send Melanie to prison for years. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and if Melanie can't prove her innocence, she'll lose Alex forever.Meanwhile, assistant commonwealth's attorney Amy Kaye—who has been assigned Melanie's case—has her own troubles. She's been dogged by a cold case no one wants her to pursue: a serial rapist who has avoided detection by wearing a mask and whispering his commands. Over the years, he has victimized dozens of women.Including Melanie. Yet now her attacker might be the key to her salvation... or her undoing
Summary
Enduring a brutal foster-care upbringing, Melanie embarks on an adult life that she hopes will allow her to leave the past behind, only to be framed for drug charges that threaten her ability to keep her baby, a situation that is aided by an attorney who wants to solve the cold case of a serial rapist
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10624060
Cataloging source
BT
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1974-
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Parks, Brad
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Closer Than You Know
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101985649
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Closer Than You Know
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101985649
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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