Before He Finds Her

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Everyone in the quiet Jersey Shore town of Silver Bay knows the story: on a Sunday evening in September 1991, Ramsey Miller threw a blowout block party, then murdered his beautiful wife and three-year-old daughter.

But everyone is wrong. The daughter got away . . .

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* New York Times Book Review calls Before He Finds Her “a well-crafted girl-in-peril narrative with an uncommon premise and an ending you don’t see coming.”

*Booklist review: “A compelling story about sad truths, loss, and resilience . . . should make fantastic fodder for book-group discussions.”

* Kirkus Reviews writes: “Masterful storytelling . . . first-class fiction about fear, love and lies. Highly recommended.”

Publishers Weekly writes: “Kardos delivers another outstanding crime thriller.” (starred, boxed review).

* Library Journal names Michael a Big Breakout Author for February 2015.

Before He Finds Her is that rare thing, a novel as human as it is suspenseful, as patient as it is thrilling, as genuine as it is surprising. With strong, compelling prose, Michael Kardos paints a tale of fear and redemption, of anguish and hopefulness, of subtle corruption and good intentions gone awry. In doing so, he maps the human heart in all its complex glory.”
—Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times Bestselling Author of Don’t Look Back 

“Brilliant. Before He Finds Her is one of the most innovative and compelling thrillers to come along in recent years. Read the first page and kiss the next 24 hours goodbye. Bravo!”
   —Jeffery Deaver, internationally best-selling author of The Skin Collector