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A Matter of Chance

(2018)
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When eight-year-old Vinni Stewart disappears from a Jersey shore town, Maddy, her distraught single mother, begins a desperate search for her daughter. Maddy's five-year journey leads her to a bakery in Brooklyn, where she stumbles upon something terrifying. Detective John D'Orfini sees more than a kidnapping in the plot-thickening twists of chance surrounding Vinni's disappearance, but his warnings to stay away from the investigation do not deter Maddy, even when her search puts her in danger. When the Russian Mafia warns her to stop sniffing into their business, Maddy must make a choice whether to save one child?even if it might jeopardize saving her own.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In A Matter of Chance, author Maloney offers a journey through grief and betrayal by reconnecting to life through the expression of art. This gorgeous book explores and evokes desperate love, continued hope, and, finally, a way through to a surprising conclusion. You won’t want to stop reading this compelling novel until you turn the very last page." - Ann Garvin

"Julie Maloney’s A Matter of Chance captures the desperate heartache of a mother’s unthinkable loss in haunting, beautiful prose. Maloney’s vividly etched characters immediately drew me into this suspenseful, emotionally stirring novel. A Matter of Chance is not to be missed." - Heather Gudenkauf

"Beautiful and sensitive...effortlessly readable." - Christina Baker Kline

"How do we hold on to the things we’ve lost? In Maloney’s incandescent novel, an eight-year-old girl vanishes, leading to a heart-wrenching exploration about what it means to look after your own, the mystery of how and why we leave, and what is taken from us when we do. Beautifully written and impossible to forget." - Caroline Leavitt

"Julie Maloney’s debut novel is a remarkable, riveting journey. What lengths will a mother go to when her child vanishes? Clear your schedule for this book, because you will not be able to stop reading." - Jacqueline Sheehan


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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Matter of Chance: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Maloney
ISBN: 1-63152-369-4 / 978-1-63152-369-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: She Writes Press
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Matter of Chance
Author(s): Julie Maloney
ISBN: 1-974961-64-8 / 978-1-974961-64-1
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Matter of Chance
Author(s): Julie Maloney
ISBN: 1-974961-68-0 / 978-1-974961-68-9
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Matter of Chance
Author(s): Julie Maloney
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Matter of Chance
Author(s): Julie Maloney
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Matter of Chance
Author(s): Julie Maloney
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Matter of Chance: A Novel
Author(s): Julie Maloney
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU