Image of Everything to Lose: A Novel


Image of Everything to Lose: A Novel

“Waiting for the other shoe to drop” is the theme of this page-turner. Hilary’s choices are based on her love and devotion to her son, but the reader will also develop an emotional attachment to the heroine and hope she finds a way to save herself as well. From the prologue, readers will be confounded as to the identity of the diarist. The revelation of the events that start this mystery is a very clever twist.

Divorcée Hilary Blum witnesses a fatal car accident and discovers a bag full of money. Thinking of her son’s special needs, the McMansion that leaves her financially strapped and the loss of her job, she quickly makes a life-altering decision that brings her world crashing down. When she uses some of the seemingly untraceable cash to secure her son’s care and their home, a killer picks up her trail. It turns out this money trail brings danger and death to every person who touches it. (WILLIAM MORROW, Apr., 352 pp., $26.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jacqui McGugins