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The Candidate's Daughter, by Catherine Lea
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331 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 204 reviews

"Absolutely spellbinding ... completely unputdownable." - Karen Dionne, internationally published author of BOILING POINT and FREEZING POINT.

"...a cinematically-imagined ending that would do any Hollywood Blockbuster proud." -- IndieHeart reviewer, Jill Nojack
The plan is simple: kidnap the daughter of Senate candidate Richard McClaine, take the money and run. Nobody gets hurt, the kid goes home alive.

Twenty-two-year-old car thief Kelsey Money thinks it's the worst idea Matt and his drug-fueled brother have ever come up with. But Matt's the planner. He's the one Kelsey has always depended on.

Then she discovers the part of the plan she wasn't told - that six-year-old Holly McClaine has only twenty-four hours to live. So Kelsey makes a decision. To save Holly she'll have to betray Matt. It's a dangerous move. Especially when she finds out Holly isn't the only one that's now surplus to Matt's requirements.

Across town, Elizabeth McClaine has no idea what her daughter was wearing when she disappeared. When Holly was born with Down syndrome and a cleft palate, Elizabeth placed her only child in the care of a nanny while she fought postpartum depression.

But when Holly is kidnapped and Elizabeth discovers the detective leading the hunt has already failed one kidnapped child, Elizabeth knows she cannot fail hers.

Now both women have twenty-four hours to find Holly. Because in twenty-five, she'll be dead.

The Candidate's Daughter is a suspense thriller about love and loss, failure and redemption, about mothers and daughters, and the bonds between them.

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Meet the Author

Catherine lives with one too many mice, and a fox terrier that thinks he owns the house. She has sold international satellite capacity, worked in IT recruitment, and run her own communications store.

When Catherine isn't writing, she's dog-wrangling, wrestling with technology, or going crazy trying to maintain control of the yard.

She also writes dark, gritty thrillers under the pen name C. J. Lea.

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