And Then There Was One by Florida novelist Patricia Gussin. Oceanview
Publishing will release And Then There Was One (ISBN: 978‐1‐933515‐81‐6, Suspense, Hardcover, 312 pages, $25.95) on October 4, 2010.
Hailed as “a gripping novel” by Booklist, And Then There Was One, Gussin’s fourth novel, is a suspenseful and seamless story that unfolds as a family copes with a devastating crisis. Nine years ago, Katie and Scott Monroe were blessed beyond their wildest dreams with identical triplets, Sammie, Alex, and Jackie. Three beautiful daughters and two adoring parents formed the picture-perfect party of five. But this tight-knit family unravels when the three little girls go to see a movie, and only one emerges from the darkness of the theater. How could Sammie and Alex vanish without a trace?
Plunged into the abyss of a parent’s worst fear, Katie and Scott hang by a thread—waiting, worrying, not knowing, and confronting the terrifying realization that the kidnapping may not have been a random act. Who took Sammie and Alex? Why? Where are they? When will they be found? And what if they’re never found, or not found alive?
When Jackie, the remaining triplet, crumbles under the weight of grief and survivor’s guilt, Katie and Scott struggle to hold out hope and hold on to what remains of their family. Until—or unless—Sammie and Alex are found safe, this picture-perfect family can’t be put back together again.
Board-certified in Family Medicine, Patricia Gussin practiced medicine and has directed medical research in her role as worldwide vice president for a leading healthcare company. She is the author of Shadow of Death, which was nominated for “Best First Novel” in the Thriller Awards, sponsored by the International Thriller Writers, Twisted Justice, and The Test. She and her husband Robert Gussin are the authors of What’s Next…For You? The Gussins divide their time between Longboat Key, Florida, East Hampton, New York, and their vineyards in New Zealand.