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In her most emotionally charged novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf explores the unspoken events that shape a community, the ties between parents and their children and how the fragile normalcy of our everyday life is so easily shattered.

In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.

Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town's children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.

As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

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One breath away
March 21st, 2015
The characters were well developed, the plot had lots of twists and turns and the suspense carried right to the end. A good read!
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One Breath Away
March 11th, 2015
Hits every parent's worst nightmare of the safety of their children in school. The bravery of the least likely people and how tragedy brings a community together or tears individuals apart and what lies beneath their choices.
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one breath away
March 9th, 2015
Not my favorite read .....story was okay but found it draggged on and on in places.I have read her books before but this is the one I least liked.it has steered me away from hers for a while
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Amazing!
January 25th, 2015
This book was a tough one to put down! It's like you are there with the characters! Loved it and highly recommend this book!
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ONE BREATH AWAY
January 24th, 2015
Good story, it just ended bad. I was eft wondring what hsppened to Augie and PJ...ad their mom Holly and the relationship with her father Will
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One breath away
July 27th, 2014
Fantastic book- loved it, I couldn't put it down!
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One Breath Away
May 2nd, 2014
An excellent read ....fast ....easy...addictive immediately...I loved this book .My first time reading this author's work...well done!
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One Breath Away
May 1st, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would appreciate the names of other books by this author. Ruth
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January 26th, 2014
I loved this book I could not put it down for a minute. I had to finish it and I did with in two days. Anyone who loves thrillers will love this book.
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January 25th, 2014
This book was hard to put down. I think I read it in 10 days. Really a good book I highly recommend it.
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Impossible to put down
November 24th, 2013
This was such a great read! The author's use of 5 different character's to tell the story really worked well and gave the story depth. Unlike some stories with multiple points of view that are hard to follow this was completely the opposite. What an engaging read!
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Really great read
September 5th, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wondering right to the end, a modern day whodunit!
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One breath away
March 10th, 2013
Great read . Terrific story line....
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March 10th, 2013
Great read . Terrific story line....
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Addictive., plan at least one all nighter!
February 6th, 2013
I love Heather's books and this is no exception. I will mourn it's ending and wait with great patience for the next book to come out. This is a book that literally kept me reading nonstop, as usual. Unfortunately, for those directly affected by the recent events in Newtown, CT, I wouldn't recommend it. And parents in general still struggling with that event may want to hold off awhile before tackling this material. Obviously this is no fault on Heather's part and I hope that for these people, as time passes you will dive into this extraordinary read. She is such a talented writer and reminds me of Jodi Picoult.
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