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What Doesn't Kill Her

A Novel (Reeve LeClaire Series #2)

Carla Norton


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Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.

Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.

For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped. Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past--and Reeve's blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.

Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton's heart-stopping new thriller, What Doesn't Kill Her, about a young woman who learns to fight back.

Praise For What Doesn't Kill Her: A Novel (Reeve LeClaire Series #2)

“A carefully plotted and mesmerizing thriller…dark, menacing and suspenseful.” —San Francisco Review of Books

“What Norton does best is skillfully ratchet up suspense to a breathtaking climax, with a moving coda from the past. A nonstop thriller.” —Booklist, starred review

“The pages fly by in this thrill-a-minute sequel to The Edge of Normal that keeps readers guessing what will happen next and hoping for Reeve's triumph over Flint. Highly recommended for all fans of manhunt mysteries who love a strong heroine who sometimes breaks but is never completely broken.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Riveting. . . exciting and suspenseful.” —Publishers Weekly

“Clear your schedules and turn off your phone--Carla Norton has written a terrific thriller! Relentlessly suspenseful, psychologically astute and diabolically clever--I could not put it down.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, award-winning author of TRUTH BE TOLD

“Part sophisticated forensic thriller, part creepy psychological romp, What Doesn't Kill Her is one heck of a ride, with a brilliant heroine who takes recovery to a whole new level. One gets the sense Norton knows her characters will raise goosebumps on your arms--and revels in it. Combined with a relentless plot, a superb cast and truly chilling portrayal of evil, this book will keep you up long after you close the cover. A fresh, sophisticated voice in the genre, Carla Norton is one to watch.” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of WHAT LIES BEHIND

“[What Doesn't Kill Her is] a smart, tightly written, psychological thrill ride, with characters so real you can feel them.” —Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of THE INFORMATIONIST

“A heart-pounding thrill ride.” —Chevy Stevens on The Edge of Normal

“With crisp prose, deep insight, and a gift for pacing, Carla Norton has brought all her authority and talents to bear in The Edge of Normal. It's a thrilling read that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.” —Lisa Unger on The Edge of Normal

“A nail-biter...but it's Reeve's complicated courage that lingers.” —People on The Edge of Normal

“Norton skillfully keeps the suspense taut with myriad surprises while giving a tender look at victims whose ordeals are rehashed by lawyers, the media, and pop psychologists.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on The Edge of Normal

“The kind of page-turning suspense that makes a true thriller....It leaves us aching to learn more about the extraordinary heroine.” —The New York Journal of Books on The Edge of Normal

“Norton skillfully develops her tricky subject, gradually shifting from an emphasis on its tabloid aspects to a close identification with the victim/heroine in a story of justice served by the one who deserves it most.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Edge of Normal

Minotaur Books, 9781250032805, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

About the Author

CARLA NORTON is the author of The Edge of Normal, a finalist for an ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Perfect Victim, which the FBI put on its Behavioral Sciences Unit reading list, and author of What Doesn't Kill Her, which was the winner of the 2016 Nancy Pearl Award and the President's Book Award Gold Medal. She has twice served as a judge for the Edgar Awards. She lives in California and Florida.