What Lies Beneath: A Laura Chambers Novel (Hardcover)
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This is book number 2 in the A Laura Chambers Novel series.
Laura Chambers finds herself caught in a deadly web of small town secrets as she hunts for the truth about her father, who mysteriously disappeared.
Hillsborough, North Carolina is a town with a dark history, one that was hidden until investigative journalist Laura Chambers pulled it into the light.
Nearly a year has passed since her deadly encounter with a serial killer’s twisted progeny, a brutal confrontation that left her physically and emotionally scarred. She’s ready to put the past behind her, but the past has other plans.
A woman runs onto the interstate, directly into the path of a truck, and the gruesome accident leaves behind a mangled corpse. Her very last phone call was to Laura, but the victim was barefoot, in a state of undress, and her face is disfigured beyond recognition. Identification seems impossible, and the only thing in her possession is an old photograph depicting Laura, her father—and standing next to them, her imaginary friend from childhood. What else is mistaken about her memories?
Laura’s father passed away when she was eight, and she thought she understood why he vanished from her life in the year before he died, but the photograph casts doubt on everything she thought she knew.
As the lines between fact and fiction blur, Laura digs into the history of the deceased, and her own family, determined to discover what lies beneath . . .
About the Author
J. G. Hetherton was in raised in rural Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern University, and lived in Chicago for the better part of a decade. Along the way to his first novel, he dabbled in many different day jobs before moving to North Carolina for a girl. They live in Durham, North Carolina, with their twin daughters, and when he's not writing, you can find him on the hiking trail or sitting down with a good book.
Praise for Last Girl Gone:
“Last Girl Gone is one of the most surefooted, accomplished debut thrillers I’ve read in ages. Readers are going to fall hard for J. G. Hetherton."
—Chelsea Cain, New York Times bestselling author
“J. G. Hetherton’s Last Girl Gone is a stunning debut that takes the reader down a dark and vivid rabbit hole . . . Swiftly paced, riveting, poignant and real."
—David Bell, bestselling author of Bring Her Home
“Forget sleep. Forget everything. No one will pry this book out of your hands until the last diabolical twist.”
—Brian Freeman, bestselling author of The Night Bird
“Perfectly paced and plotted from its dramatic beginning to its twist ending, Last Girl Gone is a compulsive read that will keep the reader turning pages.”
—Christine Carbo, award-winning author of The Weight of Night
“Chilling, creepy, atmospheric...[A] rare debut novel that reads like the work of a seasoned pro."
—Owen Laukkanen, award-winning author of The Forgotten Girls
“One hell of a twisted baddie, all wrapped up in [a] fantastic premise, fantastic writing, and one hell of an ending. I read it in a day.”
—Paul Cleave, international bestselling author of Trust No One
“Memorable [and] compelling."
“Hetherton delivers a realistic look at contemporary newsroom culture."
“The Hillsborough setting will appeal to local readers who might recognize favorite haunts scattered throughout.”
—News and Observer
“Captivating [and] gripping."
—News of Orange County
“This diabolical debut thriller offers more twists than winding country road . . . J. G. Hetherton is an author to watch.”
—New York Journal of Books
“A damn fine thriller."
“Last Girl Gone had me guessing to the very end."
—Seattle Book Review
“A compelling and well-written mystery, this could very well be the one book to take to the beach this summer.”
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