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Closer Than You Know

Brad Parks

A Virginia mother experiences her worst nightmare in Parks' (Say Nothing, 2017) compelling thriller. When Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her son, Alex, from child care after a long day at work, she discovers he's been removed by Social Services. No one will say why. 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. Harrowing and unforgettable.