A young pickpocket is pulled from the tracks of a subway station seconds before an oncoming train's arrival. When a video of the incident briefly emerges it unlocks a mystery that goes back over a decade.
When McKenna Jordan, a magazine journalist investigating the story of the heroic and unidentified woman, finds the video footage, she thinks she recognizes her as Susan Hauptmann. But Susan disappeared without a trace ten years earlier, having just introduced McKenna to her future husband, Patrick. McKenna's complex search for her missing friend forces her to unearth secrets that lie deep in all their pasts.
A sublimely plotted mystery and a devastating thriller about marriage, private security and journalistic scandal, If You Were Here further underlines Dennis Lehane's assertion that 'Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today'.
Alafair Burke's books include her Samantha Kincaid series, the standalone thriller Long Gone, and her highly acclaimed series starring NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, the most recent of which, Never Tell, was a Kindle bestseller. A former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. If You Were Here marks her debut on the Faber list, and will be followed by a new Ellie Hatcher novel in 2015.
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