In this spellbinding new novel of suspense from New York Timesbestselling author James Grippando, Miami’s top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can’t forget.
Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. It was unbelievable that she’d married me. Even more unbelievable that she was gone. . . .
Samantha died too soon. Abe Beckham’s new wife has helped him through the loss, but some say it was a step back for Abe to marry Angelina, a love from his past. Abe doesn’t want to hear it, and he’s even managed to remain a star prosecutor at the Miami State Attorney’s Office through his ups and downs.
Then everything goes wrong. A woman’s body is discovered dumped in the Everglades, and Abe is called upon to monitor the investigation. The FBI is tracking a killer in South Florida they call “Cutter” because his brutal methods hark back to Florida’s dark past, when machete-wielding men cut sugarcane by hand in the blazing sun.
When Angelina goes missing, the respected attorney finds himself under fire. Suspicion surrounds him. His closest friends, family, professional colleagues, and the media no longer trust his motives. Was Angelina right? Was their marriage not what they’d hoped for because he loved Samantha too much? Or was there another woman . . . and a husband with a dark side who simply wanted his new wife gone?
Ok, I read this entire book in one sitting. It was so intense I just couldn’t stop. There is just something about an innocent man who is being set up that I just can’t forget. My need for justice demands the conclusion of everything working out. True to real life situations, it is not always as cut and dry as that. I would say this book reads a lot like Gone Girl, but with a way less frustrating ending. I always love the writing of James Grippando and “Cane and Abe” did not disappoint.
Title: Cane and Abe
Author: James Grippando
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publish Date: January 20, 2015