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One Small Sacrifice

Shadows of New York, Book 1
Series: Shadows of New York, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An apparent suicide. A mysterious disappearance. Did one man get away with murder - twice?

NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling has had her eye on Alex Traynor ever since his friend Cori fell to her death under suspicious circumstances a year ago. Cori’s death was ruled a suicide, but Sheryn thinks Alex - a wartime photojournalist suffering from PTSD - got away with murder. 

When Alex’s fiancée, Emily, a talented and beloved local doctor, suddenly goes missing, Sheryn suspects that Alex is again at the center of a sticky case. Sheryn dislikes loose ends, and Cori’s death had way too many of them. 

But as Sheryn starts pulling at the threads in this web, her whole theory unravels. Everyone involved remembers the night Cori died differently - and the truth about her death could be the key to solving Emily’s disappearance.

©2019 Hilary Davidson. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“A thoughtfully plotted and skillfully characterized procedural mystery…It’s easy to get drawn deeply into the various motives and secrets of each character because it’s so perfectly human for all of us to keep things hidden, even from those we love.” --Kirkus Reviews

“Davidson’s latest novel is her best work yet. One Small Sacrifice is a fast-paced winner. Highly recommended.” --Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away

“Davidson has crafted a tightly woven mystery. Each thread of the intricate plot draws you toward one surprising revelation after another.” --Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tailspin

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A wonderful mystery

Clues, secrets, evidence and contradictions. This all made for a great read! Nearing the end of the book as loose ends are coming together there are still surprises. I highly recommend this book. The narrator cave a wonderful performance.

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Another hit from Hillary

Great book. Intense, satisfying story. Only problem was the Sharon narration. Excellent story—complicated, conflictive, and characteristic of a great mystery.

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Such an original, twisting story with important focus on PTSD!

This story gives us a peek into the PTSD victim’s burden —emotional , mental and even physically real. It shows how our life experiences manage our perceptions—creates biases, at times take us off our regular, logical path. The characters remind us about sacrifices we make for those we love, and that deliverance can come from these actions.

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bad all around

any good reviews must be a friend of the author. could not get through this book.

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