On Borrowed Time by David Rosenfelt

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What if it were possible that your most cherished memories were lies… and that finding out the truth could cost you your life?

Richard Kilmer is head over heels in love with Jennifer Ryan, who takes him home to meet her parents, where she accepts his marriage proposal. While visiting, they set out on a nostalgic drive up to Kendrick Falls. On their way there, a freak storm rolls in, Richard loses control of his car, and it rolls. When the storm clears in a matter of seconds, Jen is gone. Richard can’t find her, and neither can the police who respond to the scene. More horrifying is that no one in Richard's life will even confirm Jen’s existence, and all traces of her have disappeared.

Where could she be? Has Richard lost his mind, or has something far worse happened?

David Rosenfelt’s On Borrowed Time is a stunning new thriller about an ordinary man who is trapped in a nightmare where he can’t be certain of anything—not even his own memories.


About David Rosenfelt

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David Rosenfelt is the Edgar and Shamus Award--nominated author of nine Andy Carpenter novels, most recently One Dog Night, and three previous stand-alones. He and his wife recently moved to Maine with the twenty-seven golden retrievers they have rescued and rehabilitated over the years.
Published February 15, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 302 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hours after freelance journalist Richard Kilmer proposes to his girlfriend Jennifer Ryan in her parents’ home in Ardmore, N.Y., a freak storm on the road throws her out of his wrecked car and into thin air.

Dec 15 2010 | Read Full Review of On Borrowed Time


(I hope he doesn't hold that against me since in all of his books he makes it quite clear he is the world's greatest football fan -- bar none.) The only very very minor detail that might disappoint fans of Rosenfelt's prior books is that there is no dog in this story.

Feb 18 2011 | Read Full Review of On Borrowed Time

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Kilmer is a journalist who has found the woman of his dreams, Jennifer Ryan.

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The protagonist here is New York journalist Richard Kilmer, who has driven upstate with his fiancée, Jen, to meet her parents.

Feb 13 2011 | Read Full Review of On Borrowed Time


It starts the way so many stories start: boy meets girl, lives withher, meets her parents, asks her tomarry him.

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This stand-alone mystery/thriller-- the eleventh novel by California author David Rosenfelt-- immerses the reader in an exciting, expertly paced story that allows for continuing glimpses into what's happening with Richard behind the scenes.

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