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Birthday Girl

(2018)
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Blow out a candle. Make a wish. Your last one.

Eight years ago, Elliott Nash’s daughter was murdered. Since then, everything the brilliant former criminal psychologist had is a memory—his child, his career, his wife, and his home. Now he lives on the streets around Washington, DC, with only a bottomless well of guilt and nightmares to make him feel alive. Until Amy Scowcroft solicits his help.

She refuses to believe that her daughter, Lacey, who was kidnapped a year before, is dead. To the police, it’s a case gone cold. To Elliott, it’s redemption. In fact, Amy has stumbled upon an unnerving new clue: Lacey is just one of seven children from broken homes who vanished near their birthdays. Right now, it’s all they have to run with. Right now, they have no idea where the chase will lead.

As Elliott navigates the streets he knows so well, he and Amy will discover how dark they are—and how many secrets they conceal. Because in a search this harrowing, everybody has something to hide.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Iden has written an engrossing read with an unexpected hero. The unique characters kept me turning the pages, driven to learn their fates. Skilled description and talented plotting took me on a suspenseful ride. If you're a newcomer to Iden’s work, you won't be disappointed. I’ll never view birthdays in the same light." - Kendra Elliot

"Every parent’s nightmare comes true in this taut psychological thriller. With her daughter missing and presumed dead, a mother must seek out the help of a homeless stranger to find the girl before it’s too late. Iden weaves a heart-wrenching tale of loss and redemption with pulse-pounding suspense as the story unfolds through the eyes of a bereaved mother, a homeless psychologist, abducted children, and a deranged kidnapper. With torn-from-the-headlines realism, Birthday Girl and the many casualties of childhood it lays bare will haunt you into the night." - D M Pulley


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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Birthday Girl
Author(s): Matthew Iden
ISBN: 1-5420-4588-6 / 978-1-5420-4588-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Birthday Girl: A Thriller
Author(s): Matthew Iden
ISBN: 1-5366-9080-5 / 978-1-5366-9080-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: Birthday Girl
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ISBN: 1-5366-9081-3 / 978-1-5366-9081-1 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Birthday Girl
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Birthday Girl
Author(s): Matthew Iden
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Birthday Girl
Author(s): Matthew Iden
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Birthday Girl
Author(s): Matthew Iden
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Birthday Girl: A Thriller
Author(s): Matthew Iden
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU