Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312378769, 384pp.
Publication Date: February 2, 2010
Anders Erickson has fallen for Olivia, who likes to live in the moment and doesn’t want to talk about her past. That’s fine with Anders—who has his own memories he’d like to forget—until a car runs their motorcycle off the road and causes an accident that puts Olivia in a coma.
Olivia’s estranged father blames Anders and denies his pleas to see her. When she mysteriously disappears from the hospital and Anders tries to learn what happened, her father stops at nothing to prevent him from discovering the truth.
But Anders refuses to accept that she’s gone for good. Determined to find answers, he sets out on a dangerous path that exposes Olivia’s traumatic past and places him squarely in the way of her father’s plans. When he discovers her very life is threatened, his search for answers becomes a race against time, and he is forced to finally confront his own past if he is to have any chance of rescuing Olivia from hers.
Pitched at the intersection of suspense and family drama, Rescuing Olivia is another gripping read from Julie Compton, a talented new author who never fails to mine the most compelling emotional terrain.
JULIE COMPTON is the author of the legal thriller Tell No Lies, set in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. An attorney by profession, she most recently worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Delaware and now lives with her family near Orlando, Florida, where she is the proud owner of a Kawasaki Vulcan 500.
Praise for Tell No Lies
“Tell No Lies has all the requisites of legal thrillers.… Compton proves she has real storytelling skills. [Its] final twist is as stunning as that classic surprise in Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.”
“Compton’s debut is a taut, tense cautionary tale, complete with courtroom drama and a surprise ending.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Readers will like this debut by a practicing attorney for its fluid prose and insight into the legal system.”
“An absorbing account of an honorable man gradually yielding to multiple temptations… A strong debut from a writer who knows her law, and more important, can depict the ebb and flow of relationships, the conflict between love and desire, and the irresistible urge to self-destruct of a ‘man who has everything.’”
—The Guardian (UK)