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If You Were Here - A Novel of Suspense

Alafair Burke

Magazine journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest urban folktale—the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a video snippet that purportedly captures the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine. McKenna is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend—and a classmate of her husband's at West Point—who vanished without a trace ten years earlier. The NYPD concluded that the nomadic Susan—forced by her father into an early military life, floundering as an adult for a fixed identity—simply started over again somewhere else. But McKenna has always believed that the truth went deeper than the police investigation ever reached and sees Susan's resurfacing as a sign that she wants to be found. What might have been a short-lived Metro story sends the former prosecutor turned reporter on a twisting search that leads across New York City—and to dark secrets buried dangerously close to home. . . .

Magazine journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest urban folktale—the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a video snippet that purportedly captures the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine. McKenna is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend—and a classmate of her husband's at West Point—who vanished without a trace ten years earlier. The NYPD concluded that the nomadic Susan—forced by her father into an early military life, floundering as an adult for a fixed identity—simply started over again somewhere else. But McKenna has always believed that the truth went deeper than the police investigation ever reached and sees Susan's resurfacing as a sign that she wants to be found. What might have been a short-lived Metro story sends the former prosecutor turned reporter on a twisting search that leads across New York City—and to dark secrets buried dangerously close to home. . . .
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Magazine journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest urban folktale—the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a video snippet that purportedly captures the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine. McKenna is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend—and a classmate of her husband's at West Point—who vanished without a trace ten years earlier. The NYPD concluded that the nomadic Susan—forced by her father into an early military life, floundering as an adult for a fixed identity—simply started over again somewhere else. But McKenna has always believed that the truth went deeper than the police investigation ever reached and sees Susan's resurfacing as a sign that she wants to be found. What might have been a short-lived Metro story sends the former prosecutor turned reporter on a twisting search that leads across New York City—and to dark secrets buried dangerously close to home. . . .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roxanne Hernandez

Length:

12h 52m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:47


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:38


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

11:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:29


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

07:34


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

15:30


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

16:57


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

08:32


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

10:39


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:54


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

17:20


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

15:00


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

06:46


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

09:54


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

05:52


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

06:39


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

10:07


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

12:08


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

14:02


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

18:32


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

04:21


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

07:26


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

04:00


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

17:12


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

12:19


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

07:15


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

08:34


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

08:01


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

12:45


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

06:29


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

06:04


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

11:56


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

08:48


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

09:22


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

10:57


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

05:28


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

11:03


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

05:36


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

06:45


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

09:56


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

12:17


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

07:22


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

13:15


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

06:07


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

07:50


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

06:30


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

10:02


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

10:07


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

09:04


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

08:38


Part 4, Chapter 51
Part 4, Chapter 51

10:44


Part 4, Chapter 52
Part 4, Chapter 52

18:48


Part 4, Chapter 53
Part 4, Chapter 53

11:50


Part 4, Chapter 54
Part 4, Chapter 54

10:07


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

12:11


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

20:27


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

15:07


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

07:51


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

18:45


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

14:08


Part 4, Chapter 61
Part 4, Chapter 61

06:17


Part 4, Chapter 62
Part 4, Chapter 62

10:37


Part 4, Chapter 63
Part 4, Chapter 63

09:12


Part 5, Chapter 64
Part 5, Chapter 64

05:44


Part 5, Chapter 65
Part 5, Chapter 65

06:52


Part 5, Chapter 66
Part 5, Chapter 66

09:58


Part 5, Chapter 67
Part 5, Chapter 67

15:49


Part 5, Chapter 68
Part 5, Chapter 68

09:26


Part 5, Chapter 69
Part 5, Chapter 69

04:48


Part 5, Chapter 70
Part 5, Chapter 70

13:11


Part 5, Chapter 71
Part 5, Chapter 71

14:25


Part 5, Chapter 72
Part 5, Chapter 72

17:30


Part 5, Chapter 73
Part 5, Chapter 73

08:03


Part 5, Chapter 74
Part 5, Chapter 74

01:01