In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency : A Novel

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When her boyfriend goes missing and a woman turns up dead, Charlotte must connect the dots for herself before she becomes the suspect, or the next victim. Charlotte, a mid-thirties Long Island woman, has felt so alone since her promising career in neuroscience imploded. But she has an online support group; she has Rachel, a friend who has seen her through the worst of it; and now she also has Peter, a mysterious new boyfriend who has asked that their budding romance remain a total secret. That is why she is too scared to report his disappearance to the authorities when he van­ishes without a word. Weeks later, police contact her to make an ID on a body, and she fears the worst for her missing beau. Instead, she arrives at the morgue and feels a terrible relief when she sees a woman she has never met on the table in front of her. But relief is replaced by confusion, then terror, when Charlotte realizes she has become a person of interest. Why did Jane Doe have Charlotte listed as her emergency contact? Was it revenge or a warning? And where exactly does Peter factor into all this? As Charlotte becomes the prime murder suspect, she enters into a race against the clock to find out the truth about the dead woman and the connections they shared. But what she discovers is beyond anything she could have ever imagined.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 32mm | 595g
  • DUTTON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1524744557
  • 9781524744557
  • 2,529,312

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Praise for In Case of Emergency
"In Case of Emergency begins with a phone call and unfolds into a sharply plotted, dark story packed with lies, betrayals, and so many secrets. Fast-moving and clever!"--Samantha Downing, author of the #1 international bestseller My Lovely Wife With more twists and turns than a mountain road, In Case of Emergency will take you on one hell of a ride. Buckle in as E. G. Scott expertly spins a story that will have you guessing until the final pages, culminating with a blockbuster ending. A must-read!--Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, authors of The Two Lila Bennetts A smart whodunit that brims with human insight about the surprising ways in which we heal and the importance of coming face-to-face with our role in the trajectory of our lives. In Case of Emergency is a fast-paced volley of a story batted back and forth between a cast of entertaining characters, all while stylishly concealing more than a few tricks up its proverbial sleeve.--Chandler Baker, author of Whisper Network

When a brilliant but troubled doctor is listed as the emergency contact for a woman found dead-- a woman who's a complete stranger--she finds herself the prime suspect in the murder. Razor- sharp narration and witty dialogue keep the pages turning in this fantastic follow-up to E. G. Scott's breakout sensation The Woman Inside.--Wendy Walker, author of The Night Before "Twisty, sharpm and superbly plotted, In Case of Emergency kept me on tenterhooks until its explosive and wholly satisfying conclusion. A dark thriller with a brilliant, troubled female protagonist at its core, this is a summer read you won't want to miss."--Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us "In Case of Emergency is a fast-moving and sharp thriller that examines the roles that loneliness, trauma, and friendship play when deciding who to trust."--BuzzFeed [In Case of Emergency] builds its twisty way to a suspenseful climax."--Booklist
"An utterly twisted standalone thriller.--POPSUGAR A true page-turner that will keep you guessing.--Hasty Book List
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About E. G. Scott

E. G. Scott is the shared pseudonym of authors Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands, whose debut novel, The Woman Inside, was an international bestseller published in 2019. Friends for over two decades, they have acted, produced, and written--together and separately--for the stage, screen, and print. In their former lives, Elizabeth was in book publishing for eighteen years and a writing workshop leader for the NY Writers Coalition, and her work has appeared in numerous short story collections. Greg worked at the NYC institution, Corner Bistro, while penning short fiction and screen projects and volunteering with 826NYC as part of their student creative writing program. They both reside in the West Village of Manhattan.
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564 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 16% (88)
4 41% (229)
3 32% (179)
2 9% (49)
1 3% (19)
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