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Three Weeks to Say Goodbye

A Novel

C.J. Box

Mass Market

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/5/2009)
Compact Disc (1/6/2009)
Hardcover (1/6/2009)

February 2009 Indie Next List

“Three Weeks to Say Goodbye is a chilling novel of an adoption gone wrong, when adoptive parents find themselves in danger of losing their daughter and in the midst of a sinister plot.”
— Lisa Casper, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
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New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box's novels have been called "red hot" (Booklist) and "edge-of-your-seat read[s]" (Omaha World-Herald). Now he delivers a novel that will steal your sleep as much as it will wrench your heart. Three Weeks to Say Goodbye is a novel about something that could be anyone's worst nightmare. . .

Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby. Finally their dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter, Angelina. But nine months after bringing her home, they receive a devastating phone call…

Angelina's birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights—and he wants her back. Worse, his father, a powerful Denver judge, will use every trick in the book to make sure it happens. The McGuanes attempt to meet face-to-face with the father and son…but soon it becomes clear that there's something sinister about their motivations—and that love for Angelina is not one of them.

A horrifying game of intimidation and double crosses begins that quickly becomes a death spiral where everyone is suspect and no one is safe. Now Jack and Melissa will stop at nothing to protect their child—even though time is running out…

C.J. Box has once again written a bone-chilling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Praise For Three Weeks to Say Goodbye: A Novel

“Skilled pacing and well-developed suspense…a vigilante revenge story.” —People

“Compelling and convincing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Gut-wrenching…packs the kind of punch few thrillers, or novels of any kind, ever do.” —Providence Journal

“Frightening...Box understands the West and Westerners like no other writer.” —Rocky Mountain News

“A terrifying…suspense-filled thriller.” —Toronto Globe and Mail

“Impossible to put down.” —

“Box has built a reputation for writing knife-edge suspense while incorporating solid social issues. And he does so again here…Tight writing, dead-on characterizations, and fierce action come together in the wrenching Three Weeks to Say Goodbye.” —Billings Gazette

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye has all of the same ingredients that made [his other popular novels] hits.” —South Jersey News

Minotaur Books, 9780312365738, 368pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2009

About the Author

C.J. Box is the author of more than a dozen novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. He’s the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award, and an Edgar Award and L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. Open Season was a 2001 New York Times Notable Book. Box lives with his family outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming.