The Shadow Tracer

The Shadow Tracer

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An explosive stand-alone thriller from the Edgar Award-winning writer Stephen King called "the next suspense superstar" Can a person ever really disappear for good by going off the grid? And what happens when vanishing is no longer an option? Sarah Keller is a single mother to five-year-old Zoe, living quietly in Oklahoma. She's also a skip tracer, an expert in tracking people who've gone on the lam to avoid arrest, prosecution, or debt--pinpointing their locations to bring them to justice. When a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER, their quiet life explodes. Zoe's medical tests reveal what Sarah has been hiding: Zoe is not her daughter. Zoe's biological mother--Sarah's sister, Beth--was murdered shortly after the child's birth. And Zoe's father is missing and presumed dead. With no way to prove her innocence, Sarah must abandon her carefully constructed life and go on the run. Chased by cops, federal agents, and the group responsible for Beth's murder, Sarah embarks on a desperate journey. Can her knowledge as a skip tracer help her stay off the grid, remain one step ahead of her pursuers, and find a way to save her daughter? Meg Gardiner is acclaimed for her richly drawn characters, propulsive plotting, relentless suspense, and shocking twists. "The Shadow Tracer "delivers on those fronts and more.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Dutton Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525953221
  • 9780525953227
  • 981,087

About Meg Gardiner

MEG GARDINER is the author of ten previous novels including the Evan Delaney series, whose "China Lake" won the Edgar Award. Before becoming a writer, Meg practiced law and taught at the University of California. Originally from Santa Barbara, she now lives with her family in London.show more

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Praise for THE SHADOW TRACER "The novels that can be set into the 'fantastic' category may be slim, but this standalone mystery by Meg Gardiner certainly found a place in that elite group." --"Suspense Magazine" "Edgar Award-winner Gardiner steadily ratchets up the suspense in this taut stand-alone tale." --"Booklist" "Gardiner will keep you up half the night with nonstop action and nary a pause for breath." -" Kirkus "(starred review) "A standalone from the Edgar Award winner that should not be missed." - "Library Journal" "Edgar-winner [Meg] Gardiner's second standalone boasts another of the strong female characters she's known for and enough pulse-pounding action to satisfy the most avid thriller fan."-" Publishers Weekly" "The story hits the ground at 60 mph and keeps revving from there...the characters [are] equally vivid whether they're bad or good or somewhere in between. Combined with the blistering pace, "The Shadow Tracer" is a thriller that fans should not skip." - "Shelf Awareness (starred review)"show more

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1,403 ratings
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4 41% (574)
3 26% (363)
2 7% (95)
1 2% (33)
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