Praise for Long Gone:
Michael Connelly: ‘this is smart, hip and always keeps you guessing. This is Alafair Burke's break out book. It's going to be big.’
Dennis Lehane: ‘Alafair Burke is one of the finest young crime writers working today’.
Harlan Coben: ‘The plot of an Alafair Burke thriller doesn’t just rip from the headlines. She’s one step ahead of them.’
Lisa Unger: This is a red-hot firecracker of a thriller with all the right stuff―perfect pacing, plotting, and suspense.’
From the Back Cover
Even a perfect family has its secrets.
Sixteen-year-old Julia Whitmire appeared to have every-thing: a famous father, a luxurious Manhattan town house, a coveted spot at the elite Casden prep school. When she is found dead in her bathtub, her parents insist that their daughter would never take her own life.
But Julia's enviable world was more complicated than it seemed. The pressure to excel at Casden was enormous; abuse of prescription drugs ran rampant. And a search of Julia's computer reveals that she was engaged in a dangerous game of cyberbullying.
NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced the case is a suicide, but when the Whitmires use their power to force a criminal investigation, Ellie's resistance causes trouble for her both at work and in her personal life. And when the target of Julia's harassment continues to receive death threats, Ellie is forced to acknowledge that Julia may have learned the hard way that some secrets should never be told.