If I Had Two Lives
by A.B. Whelan
Pub Date 14 Nov 2019
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What if you found out that your whole life is based on a lie?
If I Had Two Lives is a twisted tale of family secrets and the darker side of human nature that will leave you wanting to research your family history.
Vicky Collins has a seemingly enviable life. She is a successful agent for the FBI and lives with her social-media star and real-estate entrepreneur boyfriend in an upscale neighborhood of San Diego.
But appearances can be deceiving.
When Vicky is recruited to an elite unit at the FBI to investigate the possibility of a serial killer that piggybacks his killings on the crimes of other murderers, her life begins to spiral out of control.
To complicate things further for Vicky, a routine background check at the FBI reveals a sibling DNA match—a brother she didn’t know existed. Determined to unravel the mystery of her past and to find her long-lost brother, Vicky retraces the boy’s footsteps through the foster-care system, uncovering the abuse and neglect he suffered growing up. The secrets she unveils are more heinous and terrifying than she ever imagined, and a new truth about her childhood threatens to consume her.
Then the Piggyback Serial Killer strikes again. Except this time, Agent Collins has multiple suspects—including members of her own family.
This book was inspired by a young woman in a vegetative state who was sexually assaulted and impregnated by an employee of her care facility and it delves into dark subject matter—murder, sexual violence, and childhood abuse. If the story touches you as deeply as it did me, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
"I'm a sucker for a good thriller, and I really liked this. Great twist at the end. And Vicky is a super lead character. I'd love to see a sequel with her." --Editor's Review
"Very fast-paced and it's easy to get drawn in right away... Had me sucked in the whole time. I thoroughly enjoyed it... can't put it down book!" --Book Club Advanced Reader