Fritz Agency
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Grand Central Publishing (October 2018)
Current material
Thriller / suspense fiction


by Abbott, Jeff

"My mom would never leave me." This has been Mariah Dunning's motto. Her compass. Her belief. So when she glimpses her mother -- who's been missing and presumed dead for the past three years -- on the other side of a crowded food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind?

Her mother disappeared without a trace three years ago, and -- even without a body or any physical evidence -- suspicion for her murder immediately fell upon Mariah's father, leaving both father and daughter ostracized from their close-knit community.

Until one day, Mariah stumbles upon the fact that three other women have also disappeared recently from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth.??

Is it merely an unlikely coincidence? Or is there a deeper, sinister connection between the three Beths?

Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother. But the truth may be worse than she could have imagined...

Jeff Abbott once again proves why he's "one of the best thriller writers in the business" (Associated Press) with this twisty, emotional, unputdownable new novel.

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times-bestselling, award-winning author of many mystery and suspense novels, including the Sam Capra series. He has been called “one of the best thriller writers in the business” (Washington Post). He was the 2016 President of the Mystery Writers of America. His novel PANIC is being developed as a TV series at the Weinstein Company, and Jeff is attached as a screenwriter and producer.

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Hungary: Jaffa Kiado; Czeck: Euromedia; Slovak: Ikar;

Foreign licence: Client

Like a stage magician, Abbott often seems to be doing one thing when he's actually doing something else, and when we realize what he's been up to, we can't help but shake our heads in admiration. . . . THE THREE BETHS continues his run as a thriller writer who can be counted on to deliver page-turning suspense.

Review: Booklist

Abbott uses his skills as a master storyteller to convey a complicated and ambitious tale that seems straightforward but is full of twists and red herrings. He also keeps the story moving without falling into cliches or over-the-top revelations. The mystery works because of the terrific characters and the beautiful road map he unveils while navigating the reader through a complex landscape. Those who enjoy unpredictable stories can never go wrong diving into the world of Jeff Abbott.

Review: The Washington Post

Like all best puzzles, this one grows richer the deeper Mariah delves. An ineluctably terrifying but highly-rewarding read.

Review: Seattle Book Review

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