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The Boy and What Might Have Been
     

The Boy and What Might Have Been

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by Russell Newell
 

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"Authentic in every detail...First-rate thriller." -Kirkus Reviews

At a time before Amber Alerts and America's Most Wanted, missing children on milk cartons and DNA forensics, on Christmas Day, 1977, the little boy of the premier mutual fund manager in America disappears.

Thus begins Gus Delaney's long journey to find his son and discover what happened. Was he

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"Authentic in every detail...First-rate thriller." -Kirkus Reviews

At a time before Amber Alerts and America's Most Wanted, missing children on milk cartons and DNA forensics, on Christmas Day, 1977, the little boy of the premier mutual fund manager in America disappears.

Thus begins Gus Delaney's long journey to find his son and discover what happened. Was he kidnapped? Is he still alive? Is his ex-wife involved? When the police begin to suspect Gus, he loses everything and descends from the pinnacles of success, where the world adores him, to a private hell on Earth, abandoned and alone.

Meanwhile, Jack Delaney is brought into a bewildering world by strange people who tell him he has been chosen and must forget about his old life. Isolated from the outside world, Jack learns to forget about a father he believes stopped looking for him long ago, until unfamiliar, forbidden feelings and the revelation of a dark secret cause him to question everything he once believed.

RUSSELL N. NEWELL

Russell Newell is the Director of Executive and Corporate Communications for Disney|ABC Television Group at the Walt Disney Company.

Prior to joining Disney, Newell served as the Senior Media Advisor for the spokesman for Multi-National Forces-Iraq for 14 months in Baghdad. In this role Newell provided strategic communications counsel to U.S. leadership to communicate policy and mission during a critical time in Iraq's history.

Newell has also served as a speechwriter for four Cabinet secretaries and Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida. It was as Governor Bush's chief speechwriter during an event for National Missing Children's Day that he first conceived of writing about a kidnapped child and a parent's tormented reaction.

Newell grew up in Massachusetts and is married with a young son.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781457546242
Publisher:
Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date:
04/13/2016
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
753,311
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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The Boy and What Might Have Been 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Couldn't put it down!
Stretch56 3 months ago
I could not stop reading until I finished (except to sleep).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that I did not want to put down, but had to because it literally and figuratively hit home. The town of Billerica is real as are all the locations mentioned in the town. All the streets mentioned are part of the development I grew up in. I know all the places named and have been or attend them. Some of the names used are real people/family names from the development and some lived on the streets they were mentioned to have lived on. The warning about fictional places and people and it being coincidence is a misnomer. They may feel like it to the author since he moved away early in life.
HollyAnnM More than 1 year ago
A great edge of your seat page turner. The way the perspective jumped back and forth kept me wanting more. I also was intrigued because the events took place near my hometown. Looking forward to more from Russell Newell