Everything to Lose: A Novel (Paperback)

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A determined mother becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty-year-old secret buried in this blistering thriller, set during the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, from Andrew Gross, the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds and No Way Back.

While driving along a suburban back road, Hilary Cantor, who's just lost her job and whose deadbeat husband has left her to care for her son who has Asperger's, witnesses a freakish accident when a deer suddenly darts in front of the car ahead of her. The driver careens down a hill and slams into a tree. Rushing to help, she discovers the car smoking, the driver dead—and a satchel on the floor stuffed with a half million dollars.

That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of a maelstrom of unforeseeable consequences and life-threatening recriminations. It isn't long before someone comes looking for the money, and as they get closer and closer to Hilary, she is pulled into a terrifying scheme involving a twenty-year-old murder, an old woman whose entire life has been washed out to sea by the storm, and a powerful figure determined to maintain the secret that can destroy him.

With everything to lose and putting everything she loves at risk, Hilary joins up with a dogged police official from Staten Island who has his own connections to the money and is dealing with his family's tragic struggles in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Together they must fight to bring down an enemy who will stop at nothing to keep buried what that money was meant to silence.

Everything to Lose is a propulsive thriller filled with tension and unexpected twists. Pitting an ordinary woman against powerful and desperate figures, this explosive and heartbreaking tale of suspense will appeal to readers of Harlan Coben, Lee Child, and David Baldacci.

Praise For…

“The reader will develop an emotional attachment to the heroine and hope she finds a way to save herself…very clever.”

“Heart-stopping climax.”

“A tightly wound, realistic thriller.”

“[T]he characters... are beautifully, acutely, and sympathetically drawn.... [Gross is] a terrific story-teller and an astute observer of the best and worst of human nature. And those qualities are brilliantly illuminated in Everything to Lose.”

“Sets a new high bar for this master of the high octane thriller.”

“A fast read with twists, crime, history and motion.”

“[A] one-sitting, nail-biting chronicle of how one bad decision can lead to destruction.”

“A First class book that the reader will not want to put down.”

“A realistically creepy plot that delivers myriad logical and exciting twists.”

“Loved every word of the book as I tore through in one sitting… Enjoy this wild ride.”

“A realistically creepy plot that delivers myriad logical and exciting twists.”

“A first class read.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061656057
ISBN-10: 0061656054
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 416
Language: English