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Closer Than You Know

(2018)
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Disaster, Melanie Barrick was once told, is always closer than you know.

It was a lesson she learned the hard way growing up in the constant upheaval of foster care. But now that she's survived into adulthood - with a loving husband, a steady job, and a beautiful baby boy - she thought that turmoil was behind her.

Until the evening she goes to pick up her son from childcare, only to discover he's been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why.

A terrifying scenario for any parent, it's doubly so for Melanie, all too aware of the unintended horrors of 'the system'. When she arrives home, her nightmare gets worse - it has been raided by Sheriff's deputies, who have found enough cocaine to send her to prison for years. If Melanie can't prove her innocence, she'll lose her son forever. Her case is assigned to Amy Kaye, a no-nonsense assistant Commonwealth's attorney. Amy's boss wants to make an example out of Melanie, who the local media quickly christens 'Coke Mom'.

But Amy's attention continues to be diverted by a cold case no one wants her to pursue: a serial rapist who has avoided detection by wearing a mask and whispering his commands. Over the years, he has victimized dozens of women in the area - including Melanie. Now it's this mystery man who could be the key to her salvation. or her ultimate undoing.

Genre: Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Closer Than You Know (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery)
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 1-4328-4427-X / 978-1-4328-4427-1 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Closer Than You Know: A Novel
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 1-101-98562-3 / 978-1-101-98562-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Closer Than You Know
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 0-571-33440-7 / 978-0-571-33440-7 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Closer Than You Know: A Novel
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 1-101-98563-1 / 978-1-101-98563-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Closer Than You Know
Author(s): Brad Parks
ISBN: 0-571-33439-3 / 978-0-571-33439-1 (UK edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Closer Than You Know: A Novel
Author(s): Brad Parks
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Closer Than You Know: A Novel
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Closer Than You Know
Author(s): Brad Parks
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March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Closer Than You Know: A Novel
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Dutton
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