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On Borrowed Time
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What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies... and that finding out the truth could cost you your life?Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can't find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen's existence, and all traces of her have disappeared.Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?David Rosenfelt's On Borrowed Time is a stunning new thriller about an ordinary man who is trapped in a nightmare where he can't be certain of anything—not even his own memories.

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        DAVID ROSENFELT is the Edgar-nominated and Shamus Award-winning author of more than twenty Andy Carpenter novels, including One Dog Night, Collared, and Deck the Hounds; its spinoff series, The K-Team; the Doug Brock thriller series, which starts with Fade to Black; and stand-alone thrillers including Heart of a Killer and On Borrowed Time.
        Rosenfelt and his wife live in Maine with an ever-changing pack of rescue dogs. Their epic cross-country move with 25 of these dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation, is chronicled in Dogtripping.

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What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies... and that finding out the truth could cost you your life?

Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can't find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen's existence, and all traces of her have disappeared.

Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?

David Rosenfelt's On Borrowed Time is a stunning new thriller about an ordinary man who is trapped in a nightmare where he can't be certain of anything—not even his own memories.

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        "An absolutely irresistible hook... No one who picks up this greased-lightning account will rest till it's finished."

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      • source: Library Journal (starred review)
      • content: "Outstanding...Anyone who enjoyed Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island will love this thriller."
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      • content: "Excellent. All will marvel at the way Rosenfelt builds suspense."
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      • source: Booklist
      • content: "An engaging suspense tale [that] employs a whiplash plot turn...pulls you in and won't let go."
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      • source: Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Down to the Wire
      • content: "Dynamite...Sly humor, breathless pacing, and terrific plot twists keep the pages spinning toward the showdown."
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      • source: Booklist on Down to the Wire
      • content: "Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter novels are known for their breezy storytelling and humor...This one eschews humor to focus on the actions of ordinary people faced with extraordinary trials. It also employs a whiplash plot turn...an engaging suspense tale."
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      • content: "I am raving about this book...a page-turning thriller."
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      • source: Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Don't Tell a Soul
      • content: "Stellar... Rosenfelt keeps the plot hopping and popping as he reveals a complex frame-up of major proportions with profound political ramifications both terrifying and enlightening."
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        Starred review from December 20, 2010
        At the start of this excellent stand-alone from Rosenfelt (Down to the Wire), 29-year-old journalist Richard Kilmer is planning to ask the love of his life, Jennifer Ryan, to marry him. But on a drive from Manhattan's Upper West Side, where they share an apartment, to Jen's hometown two hours outside the city, they have an accident and Jen disappears. After Richard discovers to his astonishment that Jen's family, her friends—even his friends—claim never to have known her, he begins a series of magazine articles about his unsettling experience (a nice variation on the frequent but unconvincing hush-hush imperative of many thrillers). Meanwhile, it becomes clear that some nefarious memory experiment involving Richard is underway. The arrival from Wisconsin of Allison Tynes, who says she's Jen's identical twin sister, may strike some as contrived, but all will marvel at the way Rosenfelt builds suspense while keeping the plot line from veering too far into the kooky and hokey.

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        Starred review from December 15, 2010

        The creator of dog-loving attorney Andy Carpenter (Dog Tags, 2010, etc.) serves up another stand-alone with an absolutely irresistible hook.

        Hours after freelance journalist Richard Kilmer proposes to his girlfriend Jennifer Ryan in her parents' home in Ardmore, N.Y., a freak storm on the road throws her out of his wrecked car and into thin air. It's bad enough that the local cops can find no trace of his fiancée. Worse, there's no sign that she ever existed. The Ardmore house looks completely different; Jen's mother, who maintains that her husband and daughter died 20 years ago, denies ever having met Richard; even his Manhattan buddies tell him he must have imagined the woman he's certain he introduced to them. "What you're doing is remembering stuff that never happened," one of them tells him. A series of magazine articles that make Richard, if not exactly a hero, certainly a well-known crackpot, underwrite his inquiries into Sean Lassiter, the biochemical manufacturer he gradually becomes convinced is behind his troubles. With the help of a bulldog private eye, a sympathetic psychotherapist and a young woman who announces that she's the twin sister of his vanished fiancée, Richard follows the trail from his own travails to a shady neurological clinic and an international conspiracy.

        As in Down to the Wire (2010), the explanation behind the hero's ordeal is both less interesting and less plausible than the nightmare itself. But no one who picks up this greased-lightning account will rest till it's finished.

        (COPYRIGHT (2010) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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        Is freelance journalist Richard Kilmer losing his mind? How else can he explain the disappearance of his fiancee, Jennifer, after a roll-over accident with Richard at the wheel? His friends in New York seem to think she never existed, claiming that events he clearly remembers never took place. When he publishes an article about his experience, illustrated with an artist's re-creation of Jennifer's appearance, a woman named Allison telephones to say Jennifer looks like her twin sister, Julie, now gone missing. With Allison's help and that of trusted friends, Richard sets out to track down his past as an investigative journalist and the powerful individuals now manipulating not only every aspect of his life but also the state of his mind itself. VERDICT This bald plot summary fails to do justice to Rosenfelt's skill at throwing one baffling curve ball after another in a gripping thriller driven by questions of identity, the reliability of memory, and the difficulty of distinguishing between reality and fantasy. The author of seven Andy Carpenter novels (Dog Tags) offers yet another outstanding stand-alone novel (after Down to the Wire), sure to please his many fans. Anyone who enjoyed Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island will love this mind-boggling tale.--Ron Terpening, Univ. of Arizona, Tuscon

        Copyright 2011 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        December 15, 2010
        This one pulls you in and wont let you go. Skillful as Rosenfelt is, he cant take all the credit. Hes working a sure-fire theme, one thats at least as old as Hitchcocks The Lady Vanishes and as new as Jodie Fosters Flight Plan. The leads traveling companion suddenly isnt there. Frantic inquiries reveal this person never existed. The lead is tagged a crazy and is in danger of arrest. So it is with Rosenfelts hero. In a moment, his lover is gone. Even the settings where the romance played out have vanished. Rosenfelts fans have always appreciated his turn on the crime novel. His heroes are not troubled, fragile men but cheerful chaps not above enjoying the puzzle theyve been thrown into. This novel suffers the plots curse: there is no way the solution can be as intriguing as the mystery. And along the way to a solution, a couple of significant holes in the storys infrastructure appear. Never mind. The novel still works a spooky turn on the old chestnut, and readers will enjoy being mystified one more time.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2010, American Library Association.)

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Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can't find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen's existence, and all traces of her have disappeared.

Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?

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