>C.J. Box, Three Weeks to Say Goodbye (2009)


This thriller is an American stand-alone.

The plot begins when Jack and Melissa McGuane gets the worst possible message: something has gone wrong with the adoption; you will have to hand your little girl over to her biological father. As if that wasn´t enough, they learn that Garrett, the young father, mingles with a gang of Mexican immigrants, but they have no chance of winning a lawsuit because Garrett´s father is a highly respected federal judge – with all the right kinds of connections.

The judge gives them three weeks to get used to the thought and hand over nine-month-old Angelina, but Jack and his best friends, the unorthodox police officer Cody and wealthy Brian decide to pool their wits and power to prevent Garrett from getting access to her.

The story is an exciting, fast-paced read about impending disaster, but also about what ordinary people are prepared to do when their world is turned upside-down. And the ending … well, let´s just say it was slightly weaker than the rest, but I am ready to read more books by this writer.

Thank you very much to Maxine who sent her review copy on to me.
The book was read for the What´s In a Name Challenge # 1 (a number). 


About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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