by Wendy Walker
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Pub Date 13 Jun 2023 | Archive Date 08 Aug 2023
“Absolutely splendid storytelling, a book to entertain, to immerse, and to challenge.”
—A. J. Finn, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
She saved his life. Now he‘ll never let her go.
Detective Elise Sutton is drawn to cold cases. Each crime is a puzzle to solve, pulled from the past. Elise looks for cracks in the surface and has become an expert on how murderers slip up and give themselves away. She has dedicated her life to creating a sense of order, at work with her ex-marine partner; at home with her husband and two young daughters; and within, battling her own demons. Elise has everything under control, until one afternoon, when she walks into a department store and is forced to make a terrible choice: to save one life, she will have to take another.
Elise is hailed as a hero, but she doesn’t feel like one. Steeped in guilt, and on a leave of absence from work, she’s numb, even to her husband and daughters, until she connects with Wade Austin, the tall man whose life she saved. But Elise soon realizes that he isn’t who he says he is. In fact, Wade Austin isn’t even his real name. The tall man is a ghost, one who will set off a terrifying game of cat and mouse, threatening Elise and the people she loves most.
A Note From the Publisher
“Perfectly plotted and beautifully written, I was gripped from the first page.”
-Alice Feeney, New York Times bestselling author
“A heart-pounding page-turner, Wendy Walker’s What Remains is an exploration of love and fidelity and of the secrets that bind us and tear us apart…A gorgeous and compelling emotional thriller.”
-Jean Kwok, New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Sylvie Lee
“A twisted game of obsession and secrets…This book is Wendy Walker at her best!”
-Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Lies I Tell and The Last Flight
“An addictive, immersive, propulsive thriller.”
-Jennifer Hillier, award-winning and internationally bestselling author of Things We Do in the Dark
“This is Wendy Walker at her best!”
-B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
“Incredibly tense, utterly authentic, and endlessly intriguing—I dare you to put this book down.”
-Catherine Ryan Howard, internationally bestselling author of 56 Days
“Begins with a (literal) bang and doesn’t let up until the final shocking conclusion…A tour de force.”
-Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of You Can’t Catch Me and Have You Seen Her
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I've loved Walkers previous work and her newest was no different.
This is her absolute best one yet!
I can't express enough just how good of a writer Walker is!
I raced through this one, another page-turning story from a favorite writer.
What Remains by Wendy Walker is highly suspenseful, twisty fun and full of tension that really hooks you in.
I thought this was absolutely riveting, well written and character driven.
From the first page to the last, I could not pull myself away from this book.
This is the type of book that becomes all-consuming.
Detective Elise Sutton is a phenomenal character she drew me in and immediately hooked me and took me on one hell of a ride.
Cold cases has always fascinated me and I really enjoyed following this story with Elise.
The way Wendy Walker writes is completely captivating, utterly enthralling, and always keeps me guessing until the very end.
An exciting and unpredictable book I'm pretty sure if you have enjoyed this authors previous books you'll love her new upcoming title.
"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this eARC!
Wendy Walker is a gifted and captivating suspense author. "What Remains" hits it out of the park again. This criminal thriller is gripping and fast-paced!
A highly unusual thriller starring a Detective Elise Sutton, a genius cold case solver. In What Remains, Elise becomes caught up in a cat and mouse chase following a shooting in a department store.
Elise is broken over her decision to shoot and no amount of awards or community thanks can address her fears. When one of the witnesses reaches out to her, she is immediately drawn to him and his story. The problem is, there is something very, very wrong with this witness, and only Elise can figure it out. If you like a cat and mouse game, a thriller that clenches your stomach and takes your breath away or just want a new heroine to root for, What Remains is for you!
"What Remains" is the first book I had to put down in the night because I felt too much delicious anxiety for the narrator. A delightfully puzzling, tense and addictive read with great characters and heart. Highly recommend for mystery and suspense lovers. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
This is a cannot put down novel, a page turner. Elise is a police detective...she solves crimes. she has been named a hero, but she does not feel as if she is one. Emotional problems plague her as does the infidelity of her husband. Her two children are her life. A shooting...murder and mayhem...a thriller. This talented and gifted author has written that while fiction, reads like nonfiction. This would make a great crime show, a movie. This thriller is better than most. It is not easily discerned...the guilty parties...it is difficult to determine if Elise will succeed in finding the perp...she is too trusting...she puts her life in danger. Don't miss this fast moving novel. I look forward to more books by Wendy Walker and thank her and the publisher for this copy. This book was sent to me electronically by Netgalley for review. Thanks.