Everything She Feared|
published April 11, 2023
“Everything She Feared moves like a raging river. This is a thriller not to be missed!
—Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Every mother worries about their child. But Sara Harmon fears hers…
When a teen falls while taking a selfie at the edge of a cliff, the last thing she sees before plummeting to her death is Katie Harmon, the nine-year-old girl she was babysitting, looking down at her.
Investigators gather at the scene, and Katie’s mother, Sara, rushes to comfort her daughter. Yet there’s a small, secret ping of alarm in Sara’s heart that she cannot share—though rookie detective Kim Pierce senses it.
For years, others have tried to unravel this secret. From true-crime podcasters to a haunted journalist searching for a killer who vanished after being released from prison several years ago. And now, with detectives tightening the focus of their investigation, Sara is consumed by her darkest fear—that the babysitter’s death was not an accident.
“Rick Mofina has penned a creepy, heart-pounding page-turner…. A gripping, chilling thriller from beginning to end.”
—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest
This is my first read of the author and I really enjoyed it. I was sure I knew what was up from the beginning. Then a few more facts came out and I was even more sure. Then as I kept reading, more facts came out and I became less and less sure what really happened. It was a unique way to structure the book.
And while I always think mystery, suspense and thrillers are great for book clubs, I really think this one is a great choice. There are a lot of issues to discuss that are sprinkled throughout the book. How well do you really know your family runs throughout the entire book. But also at play is to what extent would you go to protect your children? At what point does your greater good, protecting others factor in? I don’t have any kids and I’ve seen this in other books with varying crimes and vayring family members and I do wonder what I would do.
This one was part solving a potential crime and part family drama as we see both sides throughout the book. As the information came to light, I became more and more engrossed in finding out what would happen. I could not figure out if Katie was reliable.
I am going to have to add Rick Mofina to my authors to watch list. I think both thriller and family drama lovers will like this one.
Rick Mofina is a former crime reporter and the award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers. He’s interviewed murderers face-to-face on death row; patrolled with the LAPD and the RCMP. His true crime articles have appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Reader’s Digest and Penthouse. He’s reported from the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Qatar and Kuwait’s border with Iraq. This is his 31st book. For more information please visit www.rickmofina.com