Author: Caroline Crane
To save herself and her small daughter, Pauline must disappear. During the night, her husband Jarvis packed a bag and silently drove away. In a farewell note he begged her, for her own safety, not to look for him. That evening, two strange men arrive to inform her that Jarvis owes them $40,000. To save his failing business, Jarvis tried to get a bank loan. When the bank refused, he went to loan sharks, these men who now tell Pauline that she is responsible for her husband¡_s debt and the $2,000 weekly interest. If she doesn¡_t pay, her little daughter Kirby might become the victim of an ¡°accident.¡± The police will not protect her without solid evidence. Her friends in the affluent suburb do not want to be involved. She will have to take Kirby and go into hiding, lose herself in teeming New York City. But she has no money and few connections there. Where will she stay? How will she live? Here is an engrossing story of a woman whose frantic attempt to vanish leads her to a series of shocking surprises.