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One Breath Away
by Heather Gudenkauf

Published: 2012-06-26
Paperback : 384 pages
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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.

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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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  "High Drama - Attention grabber"by Staciele (see profile) 09/12/13

 
  "The first I've read from Gudenkauf and I would read more"by sarahjane0512 (see profile) 11/12/12

This was the first I've ever read of this author and I did like her book. I found myself confused in the first few chapters, flipping back to see if I had been introduced to each character yet, but once... (read more)

 
  "One Breath Away"by amieo (see profile) 10/18/12

 
  "Elementary"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 10/08/12

An author told me that Heather Gudenkauf was her favorite author and that she loved "One Breath Away". I had to read it next, I love to read books from different authors than I've read befo... (read more)

 
  "One Breath Away"by mptravis (see profile) 08/31/12

 
  "One Breath Away"by CarolAnnT (see profile) 08/31/12

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