NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Kubica
I think of the deer in the road, his startled marble eye blinking through the windshield, and I wonder if he is aware of the damage he caused, or if he is oblivious, ignorantly going about his life, completely unaware of the price saving his life has cost.
Life is over in an instant for Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain during a torrential snowstorm. Suspended between this world and the next, she watches helplessly as her family and friends struggle to survive, and then to reclaim their shattered, forever-altered lives. Unable to let go, she keeps vigil – watching as those she loves come to terms with the loss from that day and as they cope with the reality of which she is no longer a part:
Jack, her grief-stricken father, whose guilt manifests into vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself.
Mo, her dauntless best friend, who struggles to find the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten, false heroes shamelessly revered and the crimes of that tragic day concealed.
Chloe, her loving middle sister, who is the only one who knows Finn still lingers and who dangerously yearns to join her.
Ann, her heroic mother who saved them all, but who is haunted by her decisions – those she chose to save and those she didn’t, choices she cannot move past.
In the vein of The Lovely Bones, In an Instant is told from the omniscient perspective of Finn, as she watches with longing and growing understanding, those she left behind as they struggle in the wake of seemingly unbearable tragedy. Heartrending and ultimately redemptive, In an Instant is a story about the power of love, the meaning of family, and carrying on…even when it seems impossible.
USA Today Bestselling Author Julianne MacLean