“an intimate, unflinching portrait of a marriage, examined against the suspenseful backdrop of a terrifying kidnapping. natalia sylvester writes masterfully about the many ties that bind and the sacrifices that may be necessary in order to truly free ourselves.” — Seré Prince Halverson, author of The Underside of Joy
Andres suspects his wife has left him—again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she’s been kidnapped. Set in Lima, Peru, in a time of civil and political unrest, this evocative page-turner is a perfect marriage of domestic drama and suspense. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she’s gone, he’d do anything to get her back.
Or will he?
Unfortunately, her fate isn’t entirely up to him, or to the private mediator hired to negotiate with the kidnappers. Andres struggles to maintain an illusion of control while scrambling to collect his wife’s ransom, tending to the needs of his two young children, and reconnecting with an old friend who may hold the key to his past and his wife’s future. As Marabela slips farther away, Andres must decide whether they still have something worth fighting for, and exactly what he’ll give up to bring her home.