Tom Hawkins is an ex-Navy Seal turned high-school soccer coach, struggling to forge a good relationship with his teenage daughter, Jill. It's no easy task given the poisonous influence of his ex-wife, Kelly. It gets even tougher when Kelly is found dead in suspicious circumstances.
"If Palmer's second thriller doesn't generate tingling spinal columns, then nothing will." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Moving back to Shilo, New Hampshire, to raise Jill, Tom ignores the whispers about his possible involvement in Kelly's death. Then an anonymous blog post accuses him of having an affair with one of his young players. As the allegations escalate to shocking proportions, implicating him in a sexting ring, Tom realizes he's being targeted by insidious, elusive enemies. Now the only way to protect his daughter is to reckon with the secrets in his past and unravel a web of greed, betrayal, and desperation that stretches far wider than he could have ever imagined. . .
"Palmer scores again with a terrific thriller that has it all." –Library Journal (starred review)
"A compelling and deeply puzzling thriller." --The Associated Press
"Warning: once you start reading this novel, you will not stop!" --Lisa Gardner
"Slam-dunk readable." --Andrew Gross
"A high speed thriller." --Lisa Scottoline
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Following his ex-wife's murder, things go from terrible to worse for New Hampshire high-school soccer coach Tom Hawkins, who is falsely implicated in a child-pornography ring, accused of sleeping with his 16-year-old daughter Jill's best friend and targeted by an old military pal who was involved...Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Helpless
The police officer, a hard-nosed, no-nonsense cop named Brendan Murphy, immediately suspects Tom of foul play, and it doesn’t help Tom that he has an alibi but no proof of it.Feb 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Helpless
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Tom Hawkins is a former Navy SEAL who is battling his ex-wife, Kelly, for visitation rights with his daughter, Jill, who wants nothing to do with him.Jan 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Helpless
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