Seven Minutes To Noon

Seven Minutes To Noon

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by Katia Lief
     
 

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"A gripping story that pulls you in and doesn't let go until the end."
-Book Review Café

A GRISLY CRIME

On a day that seems perfectly ordinary, Alice Halpern waits for her best friend at the playground where they always meet with their children in their comfortable Brooklyn neighborhood. But when Lauren doesn't come home, then fails to pick her son up

Overview

"A gripping story that pulls you in and doesn't let go until the end."
-Book Review Café

A GRISLY CRIME

On a day that seems perfectly ordinary, Alice Halpern waits for her best friend at the playground where they always meet with their children in their comfortable Brooklyn neighborhood. But when Lauren doesn't come home, then fails to pick her son up from school, a normal day turns into a nightmare-and Alice begins to realize that nothing will ever be ordinary again.

A GROWING FEAR

The police desperately search for Lauren, who is nearly nine months pregnant. Alice, herself pregnant, realizes she's being followed and has the creeping fear that she and her unborn twins are in danger. As the investigation intensifies, Alice is shocked as her familiar world begins to unravel. And as new life grows within her, she must fight to save her family-and herself...

PRAISE FOR KATIA LIEF'S NOVELS

"Mesmerizing." --Lisa Gardner

"Nail-biting suspense." -Richard Montanari

"Brilliant." -Suspense Magazine

"Exhilarating." -The Mystery Gazette

"Taut, clean storytelling." -Publishers Weekly

"Readers will want to read more of this talented writer's work." -New York Journal of Books

Editorial Reviews

Harriet Klausner
"Besides being a great thriller, Here She Lies gives readers an incredible look at the consequences of identity theft and how it impacts the victims. Annie's love for her sterile twin is so strong and so deep that thinking bad thoughts about her sibling feels like a betrayal of the person she loves most next to her daughter. Bobby is a great character willing to be dominated by a stronger woman. [Katia Lief] rolls up the tension in this cleverly written suspense laden urban crime thriller."
Angela Etheridge
"[Katia Lief] takes identity theft to the next level in Here She Lies. The novel is disturbing, and readers will be stunned by the horrendous twists in Ms. [Lief]'s tale....A heart-pounding summer read, Here She Lies is tailor-made for mystery fans."
Huntress Reviews
"If you love Alfred Hitchcock classic mysteries, then do not hesitate to buy this book. Just when you think you know what is going on, a new twist springs a fresh revelation on you. Not until the very last page do the shocks end. This is a fascinating read, plain and simple."
MyShelf .com
"A cast of strong, intelligent characters involved in complex relationships behave as sensibly as any of us could when the earth drops away and leaves us in freefall. Like Annie, the reader may have some idea of what's happening, but [Lief] manages to throw enough curve balls to keep the tension high throughout, maintaining suspense right up to the final sentence and leaving the reader with a resolution that is both intriguing and satisfying."
Sheila Leitzel
"The author has picked the timely topic of identity theft and adds a unique twist by weaving murder into the mix. Just who is trying to destroy Annie's life is a mystery up until the end. Even though she's a strong character, Annie shows a realistically vulnerable side when it comes to her sister by turning a blind eye to the possibility of Julie's guilt. And Bobby? In my opinion, not very likeable but then I expect alpha males in my storylines and not a man willing to submit to a...dominant?...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983499084
Publisher:
Blue Table Books
Publication date:
05/07/2011
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
512,846
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Katia Lief is the author of numerous novels published by both large and small publishers. Best known for her internationally acclaimed suspense novels (some published under the pseudonym Kate Pepper), she has also written women’s and young adult fiction. She teaches fiction writing at The New School in Manhattan, and lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Seven Minutes to Noon 3.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 105 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an incredible story. Had me to the very end. On my way to read more by this author. I have a new fav!
robbin64 More than 1 year ago
Good book, love the style of writing and the story kept me reading and interested. Very good from beginning to end.
kaceec More than 1 year ago
very much worht buying a bit slow in parts but still had you wondering and guessing a strange anding but one that makes you close the book sayingg,,,...HMMMMMM I'LL BE DARN GOOD RERAD IF YOU LIKE EXCITING CHASE AND WHO DONE IT AND WHY BOOKS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book held my attention all the way to the end. I honestly did not guess "who dunnit", so I was surprised. Great suspense!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read nothing by this author that I haven't enjoyed; she grabs your attention and holds it through out the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read anything by Katia Lief before, but after reading this, I want to read more of her novels. If you like suspense, you'll like all of her books.
Minnieps More than 1 year ago
Must read, great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for all the positive ratings, but I found the story too convoluted and hard to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This suspenseful story takes place in a Brooklyn neighborhood (Carroll Gardens). Great thriller.
cdavis1126 More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Katia Lief. I really enjoyed this book and was quite surprised at the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love books by Katia. I enjoyed this book. It had many twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lief's writing draws the reader in immediately and keeps you turning the page until the story wraps up. Definitely an author I'm going to keep reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book and just when I thought I had it all figured out, it took on a ride in a whole different direction!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great one by Katia....did not like the ending but that's just me.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Couldn't stop reading it and it was very scary. I love Katia Lief books so far and plan to keep reading every single one of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I liked this better than her other novels and I have loved them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Terrible ending; it was pointless. If the author wasn't going to properly explain then she should've just left the last chapter out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read from start to finish with a surprise ending!! Also love that it takes place in brooklyn ny :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this isnt thetype of book i normally read, it was definitly a great read. Love it from beginning to end. A.must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fast paced read- i read it in one afternoon! Kind of sad twist at the end i thought.
DaiZee More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very good book. It kept my interest, and was hard to put down. This is the third book I've read by Katia Lief, so far I have liked them all. I will be buying more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept with twists and turns to the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many characters to follow. Was so bored,I skipped to the end just to see how everything turned out and even then still found it boring. Will delete immediately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have found a great new author.This book kept me on the edge of my seat!! Not too expensive either , can't afford alot of these books on here. Can't wait to read another book by this author :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an ahhmazeing book.,,.couldnt put it down (=