An explosive stand-alone thriller from the Edgar
Award-winning writer Stephen King called "the next suspense
Can a person ever really disappear for good by going off the grid?
And what happens when vanishing is no longer an option?
Sarah Keller is a single mother to five-year-old Zoe, living
quietly in Oklahoma. She's also a skip tracer, an expert in
tracking people who've gone on the lam to avoid arrest,
prosecution, or debt-pinpointing their locations to bring them to
When a school bus accident sends Zoe to the ER, their quiet life
explodes. Zoe's medical tests reveal what Sarah has been hiding:
Zoe is not her daughter. Zoe's biological mother-Sarah's sister,
Beth-was murdered shortly after the child's birth. And Zoe's father
is missing and presumed dead.
With no way to prove her innocence, Sarah must abandon her
carefully constructed life and go on the run. Chased by cops,
federal agents, and the group responsible for Beth's murder, Sarah
embarks on a desperate journey. Can her knowledge as a skip tracer
help her stay off the grid, remain one step ahead of her pursuers,
and find a way to save her daughter?
Meg Gardiner is acclaimed for her richly drawn characters,
propulsive plotting, relentless suspense, and shocking twists.
The Shadow Tracer delivers on those fronts and more.