One girl missing, one woman searching, both equally lost. Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home—even in the face of imminent danger?

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One girl missing, one woman searching, both equally lost. Will a shared tragedy help them find their way home—even in the face of imminent danger?

Renowned archaeologist Richard Mathis is half a world away on the island of Crete when he learns his daughter, Bella, has gone missing. Within twenty minutes, he’s on his way back to the States. Two days later, he’s dead.

Richard’s young assistant, Angela Chase, is devastated by the loss of the man who had become both mentor and friend, and she’s determined to find the missing girl, who seems to have made dangerous connections—and whose lonely childhood so resembles Angela’s own. Born Laurel Springfield, Angela now spends her days digging up the origins of a lost civilization while struggling to keep her own past buried. But will the search for Bella expose Angela’s carefully disguised identity—and will she find Bella before she’s lost forever?

Praise

The Girl at the Border manages to be both a gripping international thriller and a layered psychological study in which the twists come not simply from plot but from character, relationships, and a deep and moving backstory. The result is an ambitious and exciting crossing of genre lines which tunnels deep into pasts both personal and cultural.”
Andrew Hart, bestselling author of Lies That Bind Us

“Fascinating and unexpected. The Girl at the Border is one of those rare novels that manages to be current, smart, and completely involving. Loved it.”
Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“An ambitious novel from an author with a distinct voice. The Girl at the Border sinks its teeth into loss, abandonment, and revenge—and we’re better off for having lived the story beside the characters.”
Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author

The Girl at the Border is a brave roller-coaster of a novel, crackling with life and surprises. I loved the complexity of the young woman at its center and the important themes of forgiveness and healing and how badly those qualities are needed in contemporary American culture. Leslie Archer is a born storyteller.”
Jill Dawson, author of The Great Lover

The Girl At The Border is mesmerizing. You’ll find yourself unable to set it aside!”
Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of Girls’ Night Out

“The expression ‘page-turner’ was coined to describe exactly what Archer offers in THE GIRL AT THE BORDER — rapid-fire flashbacks and revelations about all the characters that drive the story forward with great momentum.”
Bookreporter.com

About the Author

Leslie Archer is the nom de plume of a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels.