Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic—but Anna, Julie’s mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter.
Okay this book is very good. I am being converted to suspense and thrillers as my new favorite genre. This is about Julie a 13-year-old who was kidnapped from her house at knife point. The only witness is her 10-year-old sister. 8 years later Julie returns. Or does she? Is it Julie or is it someone pretending to be Julie? This is a fast paced novel that I finished reading in one day. I was surprised by the outcome of who Julie really turns out to be. I live in Houston and was excited to recognize a lot of the places that were described in the book. I am also excited that the Joel Osteen character turned out to be crazy and evil. I laughed so hard about that. Loved this book.