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New York Times bestselling "master" of American thriller writing Michael Koryta returns with an electrifying new novel about a mother seeking to reconnect with her children after a terrible trial tears their family apart

Nina Morgan’s bloodstained car was found a decade ago on a lonely Florida road. Forensic evidence suggested she’d been murdered, although her body was never found. Her disappearance left her infant children to the care of their father.
 
Once a pilot, mother, wife, and witness to a gruesome crime, Nina had to flee her old life to save her family. She reinvented herself as Leah Trenton, a guide in the Allagash Wilderness in northern Maine. She never expected to see her children again, but now tragedy has returned them to her—only they have no idea that she’s their mother—and delivered all of them back into danger. “Aunt Leah” will need some help, and an old ally has a suggestion: an enigmatic young hitman named Dax Blackwell.
 
Never Far Away is a thrilling collision between old sins and new dreams, where the wills and ingenuity of a broken family will be tested against all odds.

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"A new Koryta is an automatic must-read for me, but seriously - this one is special.  What a ride!  It might be the best thriller you'll read this year."
 
Lee Child
“Koryta has crafted another shivery story with a killer of a start and a nail-biting ending…yet without scrimping on the heart and humanity of the characters, both good and evil.”   
 
Sandra Brown
“In this complex, surprising, and totally satisfying suspense novel, all of the moving parts, every character, every scene leads to one of the best showdowns I’ve read in years.”
 
James Patterson
“Koryta’s expert plotting is on full display as he masterfully introduces one intriguing character after another, weaving their stories together while leading all of them—and the reader—to a stunning finale. Never Far Away is a must-read for thriller fans.”
 
Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister
 "Michael Koryta is a powerful and masterful writer with bone-deep understanding of his characters, and a gift for perfectly- paced suspense. With its transporting sense of place, and elegantly layered but utterly breathless story, Never Far Away is the raw, emotional, and riveting work of a craftsman at the top of his game. By far one of the best books I’ve read this year.”
 
Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions on the 7:45
“A stellar thriller…. Well-developed characters enhance the high-octane plot. Fans of nail-biting suspense will be in heaven.”
 
Publishers Weekly
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