LEE CHILD is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. He is most famous for his Jack Reacher series. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award, and his second, Die Trying, won W H Smith’s Thumping Good Read(…)
Book Number 2 in the Aud Torvingen Series.
Stay opens with Aud, normally the epitome of cool-under-fire contained competence, disintegrating with grief and guilt over the violent death of her lover. These emotions are new to her, and she has moved deep into the North Carolina woods, away from people, afraid of what she might do if pushed. Into her refuge comes her oldest friend asking an impossible favor: to track down his missing fiancée, a woman Aud despises. The police won’t take his concern seriously, and Aud – an ex-cop whose sense of right and wrong has little respect for the law – is the only person he can turn to for help.
But to follow the woman’s trail to New York City, she must leave the shelter of her trees and confront a series of physical, moral, and emotional challenges that she has been dodging for weeks, months, and years. None of her choices are easy.