Three Weeks to Say Goodbye

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye

Book - 2009
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New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box's novels have been called "red hot,"* "edge-of-your-seat read[s]," † and "unforgettable, powerful." ‡ Now he delivers a novel that will steal your sleep as much as it will wrench your heart. It's a novel about something that could be anyone's worst nightmare. . . .

Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call from the adoption agency: Angelina's birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights, and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility and will use every advantage his position of power affords him to make sure it happens. When Jack and Melissa attempt to handle the situation rationally by meeting face-to-face with the father and son, it is immediately apparent that there's something sinister about both of them and that love for Angelina is not the motivation for their actions.

As Angelina's safety hangs in the balance, Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child. A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where absolutely no one is safe.

How far would you go to save someone you love?

C.J. Box has once again written a bone-chilling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.


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† Omaha World-Herald


Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312365721
Branch Call Number: M BOX C
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 25 cm.


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Aug 11, 2016

Keeps you on your toes.

Aug 26, 2012

started out fairly well, but the tying together of the plt threads at the end was disappointing and strck me as sloppy. I ended up thinking the book was interesting mainly as an illustration of American attitudes to authority, guns etc. Ultimately I found the book distasteful and I will probably not be rading more Box.

Mar 19, 2009

Raw, emotional right to the last word.


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