Dark Lie

Dark Lie

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451238061
  • 304 Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult


In this gripping psychological thriller–smart, chilling, and unrelenting–Nancy Springer establishes herself as an exciting new suspense writer with a distinctive voice and some surprises up her sleeve…


To their neighbors, Dorrie and Sam Whiteare a contented couple in America’s heartland, with steady jobs, a suburban home, and plenty of community activities to keep them busy. But they’re not quite what they seem. For plain, hard-working Sam hides a depth of devotion for his wife that no one would suspect. And Dorrie is living a lie–beset by physical ailments, alone within herself…and secretly following the comings and goings of the sixteen-year-old daughter, Juliet, she gave up for adoption when she was hardly more than a child herself.

Then one day at the mall, Dorrie watches horror-stricken as Juliet is abducted, forced into a van that drives away. Instinctively, Dorrie sends her own car speeding after it–an act of reckless courage that puts her on a collision course with a depraved killer…and draws Sam into a dogged, desperate search to save his wife. As mother and daughter unite in a terrifying struggle to survive, to what extremes will Dorrie go in overcoming her own limitations…and in confronting her dark, tormented past?


“A fast-paced, edge of your seat thriller.”—New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf
“A darkly riveting read…compelling.”—Wendy Corsi Staub, national bestselling author of Sleepwalker

“A truly unique and fascinating heroine.”—Alison Gaylin, national bestselling author of And She Was

“A compulsive page turner that will have readers cheering on the decidedly unglamorous heroine, this thriller gets points for making the suburban mom-type the one who saves the day.”Kirkus Reviews