Snowbound

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For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is-Will's wife, Devlin's mother-because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled. Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family. When one night, a ...
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Overview

For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is-Will's wife, Devlin's mother-because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled. Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family. When one night, a beautiful, hard-edged FBI agent appears on their doorstep, they fear the worst, but she hasn't come to arrest Will. "I know you're innocent," she tells him, "because Rachael wasn't the first...or the last." Desperate for answers, Will and Devlin embark on a terrifying journey that spans four thousand miles from the desert southwest to the wilds of Alaska, heading unaware into the heart of a nightmare, because the truth is infinitely worse than they ever imagined.
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At the start of this overwrought thriller from Crouch (Abandon), attorney Will Innis's wife, Rachael, fails to come home from a late night at work. Her car is found on an Arizona desert highway, the driver's side window smashed, but no sign of blood. After a belligerent cop interrogates him about his wife's disappearance, Will packs up his 11-year-old daughter, Devlin, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, and flees. Five years pass until FBI agent Kalyn Sharp tracks down Will, who's lived in several towns under various identities, to tell him she believes he's innocent. For a lawyer, Will is incredibly gullible. Based on nothing, he fears he'll be prosecuted, and Devlin will have no one to take care of her. He forgets that the girl has loving grandparents as well as aunts and uncles, and ignores that her disease, though in remission, can be life threatening. He accepts Kalyn's involvement with little thought. The story comes to a less than credible climax at a remote Alaskan resort. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481814768
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/19/2013
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 680,995
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Blake Crouch is the author of over a dozen bestselling suspense, mystery, and horror novels. His short fiction has appeared in numerous short story anthologies, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, and many other publications. Much of his work, including the Wayward Pines series, has been optioned for TV and film. Blake lives in Colorado. To learn more, follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or visit his website, www.blakecrouch.com.
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  • Posted October 4, 2010

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    Snowbound

    If you can past the little far-fetched opening of an attorney wife's disappearance and then instead of the possibility of arrest, husband and daughter flee and then have a FBI-agent find you to tell you that not only does she think you are innocent, there were others abducted (this all in the first few pages), then you have a fast-paced, action packed, full of energy thriller. Will Innis and his daughter flee their home after his wife Rachael is abducted and before the police can arrest him (although he is innocent) and lead a quiet life under an alias until he is found by FBI agent Kalyn Sharp and asked to help her track down the abductors. Is she telling the truth? Can she help them find closure? The chase to find the answers leads to a remote part of Alaska and the climax. There were parts that were unbelievable but I took it as an escapist story and actually enjoyed the ride.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

    A True Page Turner

    This book was a terrific read. I thought the first chapter or two were run of the mill, and then it just took off.
    The plot twists come up on you and make you stop and think. And the ending is anything but formularistic.
    Anyone who reads this book will be rewarded with a fast paced, exciting story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

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    exciting thriller

    Rachel Innis works late at the free clinic in Sonnoyta just thirty miles north of the border. She heads home during a thunderstorm, but swerves to avoid a deer on the road. She stops the car, but a man with a crowbar slams at her window.

    Her husband Will the Attorney works on a closing brief while waiting for his wife to come home, but dozes off. The cops inform him they found her abandoned vehicle with the driver's side window smashed and no blood. Will, accompanied by his beloved eleven year old daughter Devlin, a cystic fibrosis victim, leaves as he believes they not just suspect him, the police want to hang him for his legal defense record

    Over the next five years, Will and Devlin move around and change identities. Now FBI agent Kalyn Sharp finds Will and explains she knows he is innocent. He agrees to work with the Fed to learn what happened to his still missing wife.

    This is an exciting thriller, but readers must leave their credibility meter somewhere as Will comes across extremely illogical especially with his assumption of guilt when he is a lawyer and taking his daughter who has a chronic disease when she had family options to keep her safe. Fast-paced throughout, fans will want to know just like Will and Devlin what happened to Rachel.

    Harriet Klausner

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