by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend-a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael-but only she can see him.
Years later, Jane is in her thirties and just as alone as ever. Then she meets Michael again-as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.
Prologue | Jane's Michael
MICHAEL WAS RUNNING as fast as he could, racing down thickly congested streets toward New York Hospital - Jane was dying there - when suddenly a scene from the past came back to him, a dizzying rush of overpowering memories that nearly knocked him out of his sneakers. He remembered sitting with Jane in the Astor Court at the St. Regis Hotel, the two of them there under circumstances too improbable to imagine.
He remembered everything perfectly - Jane's hot fudge and coffee ice cream sundae, what they had talked about - as if it had happened yesterday. All of it almost impossible to believe. No, definitely impossible to believe.
It was just like every other unfathomable mystery in life, Michael couldn't help thinking as he ran harder, faster.
Like Jane dying on him now, after everything they had been through to be together.