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Closer Than You Know

(2018)
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Brad Parks delivers another riveting, emotionally powerful stand-alone domestic suspense thriller perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and What She Knew.

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 named Alex - she thought that turmoil was behind her.

Until one Tuesday evening when she goes to pick up Alex from childcare only to discover he's been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. It's a terrifying scenario for any parent, but doubly so for Melanie, who knows the unintended horrors of what everyone coldly calls "the system".

Her nightmare mushrooms when she arrives home to learn her house has been raided by sheriff's deputies, who have found enough cocaine to send Melanie to prison for years. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and if Melanie can't prove her innocence, she'll lose Alex forever.

Meanwhile, assistant commonwealth's attorney Amy Kaye - who has been assigned Melanie's case - has her own troubles. She's been dogged 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.

Including Melanie. Yet now her attacker might be the key to her salvation...or her 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)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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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)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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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)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA 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 : 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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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Closer Than You Know
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Closer Than You Know: A Novel
Author(s): Brad Parks
Publisher: Dutton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA