Hillary Blum is a caring mother whose son has Asperger’s. She is also struggling since her ex-husband is no help at all. She witnesses a car accident and when she tries to help (the driver is dead), she discovers a bag full of money. Instead of leaving it, she tosses it into the woods and days later, desperation overtakes her and she retrieves the half million dollars. All this could better her life and the life of her son but someone else is looking for that money and eventually her and will do anything to get it back.
It’s a story that’s been done before in different variations, but Andrew Gross has written a strong female character in Hillary who also narrates her story. As the story unfolds, it is filled with action, great chases and a lot of tension. I found it be a thrilling read and recommend it.
A determined, (down on her luck,) mother caring for her handicapped son becomes entangled in a murderous conspiracy to keep a twenty year old secret buried in this blistering thriller, set during the tragic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, from Andrew Gross, the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds and No Way Back.
While driving along a suburban back road, Hilary Blum, who's just lost her job and whose deadbeat husband has left her alone to care for her son with Asperger's, witnesses a freakish accident. A car ahead of her careens down a hill and slams into a tree. Stopping to help, she discovers the driver dead—and a satchel stuffed with a half a million dollars.
That money could prevent her family's ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a decision that puts her in the center of maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations—a terrifying scheme involving a twenty-year-old murder, an old woman whose life has been washed out to sea, and a powerful figure bent to keep the secret that can destroy him hidden.
With everything to lose, everything she loves, Hilary connects to a determined cop from Staten Island, reeling from the disaster of Sandy, to bring down an enemy who will stop at nothing to keep what that money was meant to silence, still buried.