"If You Were Here" (Harper) keeps the reader guessing with numerous twists. Thumbs up to author Alafair Burke on this worthwhile suspense novel.
- Burt Angeli, The Daily News of Iron Mountain, Mich.
"If You Were Here" (Harper, 357 pages) is a thrilling novel of suspense from Alafair Burke, the author Dennis Lehane calls "one of the finest young crime writers working today."
Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks.
When she locates a video that captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine, but is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier.
What would have been a short-lived metro story sends McKenna on a dangerous search for the missing woman - a search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home.