"Gussin is an excellent writer, clearly at ease with her material, and very good at making her readers squirm. And Then There Was One is a gripping mystery that will find a toehold in even the most jaded reader's psyche. Gussin's latest is sure to set pulses racingall the way to the thrilling conclusion."
"Right from the beginning, Gussin brilliantly throws the reader smack-dab in the middle of the conflict. The urgency and intensity is so palpable you'll feel out of breath by the time you've raced your way to the ending."
Alex Kava, New York Times best-selling author
The devastation and fear surrounding missing children will touch even people who aren't parents, creating tension as the reader waits to see if this family will face the worst life can offer."
"At the start of this gripping suspense novel, two out of three identical triplets, nine-year-olds Sammie and Alex Monroe, disappear from a movie theater. The fear and anguish the Monroes feel as they search for their missing children will resonate with many readers."
" And Then There Was One will snatch you away as deftly and completely as a kidnapper in the dark. Gussin balances the fierce emotion and runaway timing surrounding the disappearance of two beloved children like the pro that she is. Before you open the cover, say a fond farewell to the tense but happy hours you'll spend reading this terrifying thriller."
"A taut psychological suspense story that explores family issues. Readers plunge into the middle of the action immediately and keep sweating as false leads and multiple suspects muddle the search. A gripping thriller."
"Mesmerizing! And Then There Was One reaches deep into the heart of any parent's nightmare, then ratchets up the tension five or six notches more, sending the reader on a roller coaster ride of false leads and fresh suspects that will leave you gasping at the end."
Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
Complex plotting, sure-handed pacing and a grand mix of appealing and detestable characters make And Then There Was One an extremely satisfying thriller."
A psychiatrist and a former Yankee catcher are devastated when two of their triplet daughters are kidnapped.
People always turn to look at the Monroe girls, whether because of their good looks—a charming blend of their petite African-American mother and their strapping white father—or because identical triplets are so rare. But someone who's looked at them with more than just curiosity snatches Alex and Sammie from a movie theater while their sister Jackie watches a different flick with their older cousin Danielle. FBI Special Agent Tony Streeter is hell-bent on finding out just who has the girls. Is it Katie Munroe's old flame, Keith Franklin, making a desperate bid to get her back? Sexual predator Maxwell Cutty, who wants to keep forensic psychiatrist Katie from testifying against him in court? Cliff Hunter, who blames Scott for ruining his major league career? Someone with a grudge against biracial couples? Or an anonymous middle-aged woman who may have been spotted at the mall with Alex and Sammie? As Streeter and his FBI colleague Ellen Camry hit a series of dead ends, the Monroes decompensate, slipping pain meds into each other's drinks to help themselves cope. Even the six-figure reward offered by Scott's sister, songstress Monica Monroe, doesn't seem to be enough to flush out a kidnapper whose motive isn't clear.
Instead of weaving together threads, Gussin (Twisted Justice, 2007, etc.) crams together plot chunks in this convoluted, stagnant thriller.