“An absolutely irresistible hook… No one who picks up this greased-lightning account will rest till it's finished.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Outstanding...Anyone who enjoyed Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island will love this thriller.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Excellent. All will marvel at the way Rosenfelt builds suspense.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“An engaging suspense tale [that] employs a whiplash plot turn...pulls you in and won't let go.” Booklist
“Dynamite…Sly humor, breathless pacing, and terrific plot twists keep the pages spinning toward the showdown.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Down to the Wire
“Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter novels are known for their breezy storytelling and humor...This one eschews humor to focus on the actions of ordinary people faced with extraordinary trials. It also employs a whiplash plot turn…an engaging suspense tale.” Booklist on Down to the Wire
“A terrific plot and a gripping narrative.” The Toronto Sun on Down to the Wire
“I am raving about this book…a page-turning thriller.” Deadly Pleasure on Down to the Wire
“Stellar… Rosenfelt keeps the plot hopping and popping as he reveals a complex frame-up of major proportions with profound political ramifications both terrifying and enlightening.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Don't Tell a Soul
“This fast-paced and brightly written tale spins along…Don't Tell a Soul is a humdinger.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“High-voltage entertainment from an author who plots and writes with verve and wit…Rosenfelt ratchets up tension with the precision of a skilled auto mechanic wielding a torque wrench.” Booklist (starred) on Don't Tell a Soul
“Rosenfelt has earned his crime-novelist pedigree.” Entertainment Weekly on Don't Tell a Soul
“He delivers a fast, inventive stand-alone thriller you'll never put down.” Kirkus Reviews on Don't Tell a Soul
“[Rosenfelt] has pulled together a cynical political thriller that rings true in this age of terrorism, media hype and Washington scandals…it's an enjoyable tale.” Minneapolis Star Tribune on Don't Tell a Soul
“Rosenfelt's first stand-alone novel is a riveting thriller that should boost him to best-seller status…Compelling twists and turns, a lightning-fast pace, and breathtaking suspense make this a harrowing ride…The book deserves a wide audience.” Library Journal (starred) on Don't Tell a Soul
Is freelance journalist Richard Kilmer losing his mind? How else can he explain the disappearance of his fiancée, Jennifer, after a roll-over accident with Richard at the wheel? His friends in New York seem to think she never existed, claiming that events he clearly remembers never took place. When he publishes an article about his experience, illustrated with an artist's re-creation of Jennifer's appearance, a woman named Allison telephones to say Jennifer looks like her twin sister, Julie, now gone missing. With Allison's help and that of trusted friends, Richard sets out to track down his past as an investigative journalist and the powerful individuals now manipulating not only every aspect of his life but also the state of his mind itself. VERDICT This bald plot summary fails to do justice to Rosenfelt's skill at throwing one baffling curve ball after another in a gripping thriller driven by questions of identity, the reliability of memory, and the difficulty of distinguishing between reality and fantasy. The author of seven Andy Carpenter novels (Dog Tags) offers yet another outstanding stand-alone novel (after Down to the Wire), sure to please his many fans. Anyone who enjoyed Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island will love this mind-boggling tale.—Ron Terpening, Univ. of Arizona, Tuscon
The creator of dog-loving attorney Andy Carpenter (Dog Tags, 2010, etc.) serves up another stand-alone with an absolutely irresistible hook.
Hours after freelance journalist Richard Kilmer proposes to his girlfriend Jennifer Ryan in her parents' home in Ardmore, N.Y., a freak storm on the road throws her out of his wrecked car and into thin air. It's bad enough that the local cops can find no trace of his fiancée. Worse, there's no sign that she ever existed. The Ardmore house looks completely different; Jen's mother, who maintains that her husband and daughter died 20 years ago, denies ever having met Richard; even his Manhattan buddies tell him he must have imagined the woman he's certain he introduced to them. "What you're doing is remembering stuff that never happened," one of them tells him. A series of magazine articles that make Richard, if not exactly a hero, certainly a well-known crackpot, underwrite his inquiries into Sean Lassiter, the biochemical manufacturer he gradually becomes convinced is behind his troubles. With the help of a bulldog private eye, a sympathetic psychotherapist and a young woman who announces that she's the twin sister of his vanished fiancée, Richard follows the trail from his own travails to a shady neurological clinic and an international conspiracy.
As in Down to the Wire (2010), the explanation behind the hero's ordeal is both less interesting and less plausible than the nightmare itself. But no one who picks up this greased-lightning account will rest till it's finished.