Author Theresa Schwegel's debut won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was also shortlisted for the Anthony Award. Her third book, Person of Interest, is an astute slice of suspenseful crime fiction offering an intense portrait of the complicated lives of an undercover police officer and his family.Leslie McHugh feels as if she is falling further and further out of touch with her husband, Craig. She knows he's a cop and that he's working deep undercover, but that's about all. Lonely and taking to the bottle, she's growing increasingly fearful of all that she doesn't know about him and his secret second life. Then something odd happens: 1,000 dollars suddenly goes missing from their bank account. Now their 17-year old daughter is plunging headlong into serious trouble and into the midst of Craig's simmering investigation.As Schwegel steadily ratchets up the tension, the McHugh family faces mounting internal and external pressures that threaten to shred the very fabric of their domestic life.More
"...Schwegel ventures away from genre conventions, offering a hybrid with believably complex characters and an effective sense of perilous unpredictability." (Kirkus Reviews)
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