Thread of Hope
by Jeff Shelby
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If someone took your child, how soon would you stop looking for her? If someone accused your best friend of a terrible crime, when would you stop defending him?
Seven years after Joe Tyler’s daughter Elizabeth was abducted, he hasn’t stopped looking for answers, and he hasn’t forgotten the friend who stood by him as he lost his wife, his home, and his career in his search. Now he’s been brought back to San Diego by the news that this friend has been arrested for beating up a teenage girl—a girl not much older than Elizabeth would be now.
Joe is convinced Chuck Winslow is innocent, but Chuck is in a coma and can’t explain what happened. And the more Joe hears about what Chuck’s been up to in the years he’s been gone, the less Joe recognizes his old friend. To find out the truth, he will have to face his ex-wife, his former bosses, and a hometown full of wealth, lies, and illicit privilege. When Chuck’s accuser goes missing, Joe must decide where his loyalties truly lie.
Jeff Shelby is the best-selling author of The Noah Braddock series (Killer Swell, Wicked Break and Liquid Smoke) and has been compared by reviewers to Harlan Coben and Robert Crais. In Thread of Hope, he delivers a gut-wrenching tale of painful secrets and even more devastating truths as well as an exploration of how a single thread of hope can keep one man going.
Jeff Shelby is the national bestselling author of the Noah Braddock books (Killer Swell, Wicked Break and Liquid Smoke), a series that has been compared to the works of Robert Crais and Robert B. Parker. He is also the author of the stand alone thriller Thread of Hope and the humorous cozy mystery, Stay At Home Dead, written under the pen name Jeffrey Allen. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, he teaches high school English and coaches high school basketball in the suburbs of Dallas, where he lives with his daughter. He is currently working on a sequel to Thread of Hope and the 4th Noah Braddock book, as well as a collection of short stories that will be available in February. You can find him on the web at www.jeffshelby.com. You can find him on Twitter @jeffshelby. And you can find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JeffShelbyBooks.