Before She Finds Me

Little, Brown. Jun. 2023. 336p. ISBN 9780316531351. $28. THRILLER
Two families collide unexpectedly in Chavez’s latest thriller (after Blood Will Tell) when there’s an attack on a college campus. Julia Bennett’s quick thinking saves her daughter’s life during the attack but leaves her wondering if it was random. Ren Petrovic is pregnant, but she and her husband are professional assassins, and his latest job could jeopardize everything they hold dear. His assignment puts Julia and her family directly in the path of destruction. The aftermath unravels secrets and forces Julia and Ren to confront their pasts and question how far they will go to save their respective families. Chavez plays with thriller conventions, and readers will find themselves rooting for characters with questionable moral codes. The main incident brings a timely quality and authenticity to the traumatic repercussions the characters face. The story is an intense, high-stakes thriller that also explores what it means to be a family and the lengths to which one will go in order to keep that dynamic intact and safe.
VERDICT Fans of suburban thrillers or of Lisa Unger and Alex Finlay will want to read this one.
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