Nan and her four-year-old granddaughter Jane are taking their first airplane trip together, flying from Seattle to the East Coast. But this is no ordinary excursion. Nan is abducting Jane. Nan's daughter, Alex, believes Jane's father has been sexually abusing her, and she's asked Nan to to take her away, to hide her. But when Nan and Jane arrive in Providence, things begin to go very wrong. The Year She Disappeared explores the possibility--and the price--of late-blooming love. Will the trials Nan faces during her year on the lam break her? Or will she discover who she really is?
"This sophisticated damsel-in-distress tale stars sexy 60-year-old widow Nan Mulholland...a perceptive, witty, and self-involved protagonist. Harleman's wry humor and vivid descriptions are in play throughout." --Publisher's Weekly
"A contemporary suspense thriller, complete with kidnapping, chase scenes, changed identities, a high-profile court case, a jailbreak, and a love story. Yet there's nothing typical about any of these elements....The novel's action moves between Nan's present and past, creating a rich portrait of a woman." --The Boston Globe