“The reader will develop an emotional attachment to the heroine and hope she finds a way to save herself…very clever.”
— RT Book Reviews
— Publishers Weeky
“Andy Gross is a master of no-nonsense, good, old-fashioned suspense”
— Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“If there are tricks of the trade, Gross has learned them all. He writes with seeming ease, offering no fancy stylistic tics, no overwrought prose, no melodrama, just a menacing tale with effective twists, perfect pacing, intriguing characters, and heart-gripping suspense.”
— Library Journal
ANDREW GROSS is the author of New York Times bestsellers Reckless, The Blue Zone, The Dark Tide, Don’t Look Twice, Eyes Wide Open, 15 Seconds and No Way Back and co-author of five no. 1 bestsellers with James Patterson. He is an international bestseller, with his novels now published in 25 countries. Gross has degrees from Middlebury College and Columbia University, and lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife Lynn. They have three children. To learn more about him, visit www.andrewgrossbooks.com
EVERYTHING TO LOSE
New York Times bestseller Andrew Gross delivers first-ever thriller to be set amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
“Every life is the story of a single mistake,” begins Andrew Gross’s newest thriller EVERYTHING TO LOSE (William Morrow Hardcover; April 22, 2014; $26.99) “…And then what happens after.” When Hilary Cantor, a desperate mother who is at the end of her rope, finds $500,000 at her feet in an unbelievable twist of fate, she is faced with the choice to steal the money and get her life back on track or report the cash and risk losing the life she’s worked so hard to build. That money could prevent her family’s ruin and keep her special needs son in school. In an instant, this honest, achieving woman who has always done the responsible thing makes a rash decision. Hilary’s decision leads her to the banks of a ravaged Staten Island where one honest cop is trying to put his life back together after hurricane Sandy ripped apart the only home he knew. But in EVERYTHING TO LOSE, Gross shows that this devastating storm didn’t just take away possessions, homes, and lives, but also uncovered the truth.
Gross explains, “With EVERYTHING TO LOSE, I wanted to capture the panic and escalating sense of dread of a person who rushes back in their house to save some things, then is unable to leave when the waters hit. So the storm is a character—it’s both a backdrop of devastation, and an emblem of hope, and through the storm, the damning piece of evidence comes back that is pivotal in solving a twenty year old murder.”
EVERYTHING TO LOSE shows how far a mother will go to protect her son—even if it means breaking the law. Hilary quickly finds herself in the center of a maelstrom of dark consequences and life-threatening recriminations. She teams up with an unlikely partner to bring down an enemy who will stop at nothing to get back the money that Hilary has stolen—and to keep the truth about a terrifying scheme and unsolved murder, still buried.
Whether it’s the loss of a job that leaves you struggling to pay the mortgage, a devastating natural disaster that claims your home or something as commonplace as a car accident—lives are taken off course in the blink of an eye. EVERYTHING TO LOSE is sure to send chills down your spine while exploring the very real fear that nothing is ever certain. Readers will put themselves in Hilary’s shoes, and cheer for Hilary as she fights for everything she loves while having EVERYTHING TO LOSE.