Closer Than You Know

Closer Than You Know 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 Barr

  • Title: Closer Than You Know
  • Author: Brad Parks
  • ISBN: 1101985623
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 lo 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 Monday 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 Me

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    About “Brad Parks

    • Brad Parks

      International bestseller author Brad Parks is the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American crime fiction s most prestigious prizes His books have earned starred reviews from every major pre publication journal A father of two and a husband of one, Brad lives in Virginia, where he spends four hours a day at his local Hardee s, writing his novels When not at H International bestseller author Brad Parks is the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American crime fiction s most prestigious prizes His books have earned starred reviews from every major pre publication journal A father of two and a husband of one, Brad lives in Virginia, where he spends four hours a day at his local Hardee s, writing his novels When not at Hardee s, he s a slow runner and an even slower swimmer who enjoys long walks in his head He s grateful for his readers, because otherwise he d just be a guy who has a lot of conversations with himself and nowhere to put them.For information or to sign up for the newsletter written by his impertinent interns visit his website at bradparksbooks.To find Brad on Twitter, go to twitter Brad_Parks.And for Facebook facebook BradParksBooks

    577 thoughts on “Closer Than You Know

    • My reviews can also be seen at Stars This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued I couldn t wait to start reading.The book opens with a well dressed affluent couple walking into Shenandoah Valley Social Services As they are about to enter the man turns to his wife and says Remember, we re perfect and the wife replies The perfect couple The Family Serv My reviews can also be seen at Stars This was my first [...]


    • 3.5 rounding Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter And in her mind she s playing out the worst case scenario OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare Great Melanie has no clue that this would be the smallest bump in her road She arrives at the sitter only to discover her son Alex is nowhere to be found He s been removed by Social Services Now with the police squarely looking at Melanie, accusations start to fly and no one 3 [...]


    • 3.5 Stars rounded up Have you ever heard that saying Life, it can turn on a dime Well for Melanie Barrick, it s true One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he s been taken away Social Services picked him up earlier that day and grabbed him No advanced warning, no nothing Then, Melanie gets arrested for felony possession of hundreds of kilos of cocaine Melanie professes innocence a 3.5 Stars [...]


    • Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible Then I though of a few people I knew who have had than their share of misfortune, so who am I too say it can t happen Melanie is finally happy, after she and her brother were removed from their abusive homes, they were raised in the foster system Now though she is married to Ben, they have a three month old inf Almost a [...]


    • 4.25 Stars Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is Honestly, I don t know how I would continue to function Things get worse when she gets home to find the police have raided her home and found a HUGE dealer s amount of cocaine hidden in the ceiling Defending herself seems hopeles 4.25 St [...]


    • I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are.Closer Than You Know is a fast paced, fun, entertaining domestic suspense thriller that had us starting off hiding in the coulee rolling our eyes in disbelief a bit from some disasters that we thought might be closer than we think with the story A little high on the drama at time [...]


    • Some people are just misery magnetsthe bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree Ya just can t shake it off.Melanie Barrick is playing beat the clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare Extra charges or immediate ousting if you re past 6 o clock But the door is locked and the owner s voice slams a heavy load on her Alex is with Social Services Melanie will now enter into the endless infinity of the Maze from Hell and I m sure Dante will be Some people [...]


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