Alafair Burke, author of If You Were Here, on tour June 2013

Posted By on May 28, 2013

If You Were HereAbout If You Were Here

Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: Harper (June 4, 2013)

Magazine journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest urban folktale—the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a video snippet that purportedly captures the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine.

McKenna is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend—and a classmate of her husband’s at West Point—who vanished without a trace ten years earlier. The NYPD concluded that the nomadic Susan—forced by her father into an early military life, floundering as an adult for a fixed identity—simply started over again somewhere else.

But McKenna has always believed that the truth went deeper than the police investigation ever reached and sees Susan’s resurfacing as a sign that she wants to be found. What might have been a short-lived Metro story sends the former prosecutor turned reporter on a twisting search that leads across New York City—and to dark secrets buried dangerously close to home. . . .

About Alafair BurkeAlafair Burke

Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of nine novels, including the thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here, and the Ellie Hatcher series: 212Angel’s Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.

Find out more about Alafair at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Alafair’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, June 5th: nomadreader

Thursday, June 6th: A Dream Within a Dream

Monday, June 10th: Kritters Ramblings

Tuesday, June 11th: Tales of a Book Addict

Thursday, June 13th: Jen’s Book Thoughts

Monday, June 17th: 5 Minutes For Books

Tuesday, June 18th: Under My Apple Tree

Wednesday, June 19th: From the TBR Pile

Thursday, June 20th: A Bookworm’s World

Friday, June 21st: A Bookish Way of Life

Monday, June 24th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, June 25th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Wednesday, June 26th: Man of La Book

Friday, June 28th: Reflections of a Bookaholic

Monday, July 1st: Book Reviews by Elizabeth White

Tuesday, July 2nd: Veronica MD

TBD: Sara’s Organized Chaos


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