One Step Too Far: A Novel (A Frankie Elkin Novel #2) (Large Print / Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the A Frankie Elkin Novel series.

Staff Reviews

Frankie Elkin joins a team of people on the trail of a young man who went missing five years earlier. As they travel deeper into the remote area of Devil's Canyon, Frankie begins to think they will not survive to find the answers they are searching for. Another tense and intriguing thriller filled with well written characters, lies, secrets and a deadly landscape that had me looking over my shoulder for what might be lurking behind me. You won't want to put this one down!

— Lisa


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a thrilling new novel that sends Frankie Elkin into the woods in search of a lost man—and the shocking truth about why he went missing in the first place.

Frankie Elkin, who readers first met in Before She Disappeared, learns of a young man who has gone missing in a national forest. Law enforcement has abandoned the search but a crew of people led by the young man's father are still looking. Sensing a father’s desperation, Frankie agrees to help—but soon sees that a missing person isn’t all that’s wrong here. And when more people start to vanish, Frankie realizes she’s up against something very dark—and she’s running out of time.

About the Author

Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one suspense novels, including The Neighbor, which won Thriller of the Year from the International Thriller Writers. An avid hiker, traveler and cribbage player, she lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her family.

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Praise for One Step Too Far 

“It’s not often that a thriller so deeply casts us into the darkness of both nature and the human heart…Terrifying, primal, and very, very tense. Read it with your heart in your throat—but read it.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Gardner’s latest series continues to excel; instinctual, tragedy-driven Frankie is one of crime fiction’s most intriguing new sleuths.”
Booklist (starred review)

“The appeal of Lisa Gardner’s second Frankie Elkin mystery lies mainly with the meticulously researched science and lore on surviving in the wilderness — and with the endearingly strange Frankie herself.”
—The Washington Post

"Gardner's gripping sequel to 2021's Before She Disappeared...winds toward a surprising conclusion."
—Publishers Weekly
"An authentic Wyoming setting, a tantalizing mystery, and a Labrador named Daisy.  What’s not to like?"
—C.J. Box, #1 NYT best-selling author of Dark Sky

"Master storyteller and avid hiker Lisa Gardner has written the book she was meant to write, an immersive, propulsive, utterly chilling, and yet deeply moving wilderness thriller in which her intimate knowledge of and love for the rugged Wyoming backcountry shines through on every terrifying page. Without a doubt, the best book I’ve read all year.”
—Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

"Visceral, unpredictable, and terrifying. You’ll never hike into the woods again without thinking of Lisa Gardner’s One Step too Far."
—Robert Dugoni. #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series 

"Propulsive, adrenaline-fueled, terrifyingly real."
—Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of Hostage

"And Then There Were None meets Deliverance. Gardner’s latest will have you flipping pages at breakneck speed, guessing, and gasping."
—Linwood Barclay, author of Find You First
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593556344
ISBN-10: 0593556348
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: A Frankie Elkin Novel