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Life is over in an instant for sixteen-year-old Finn Miller when a devastating car accident tumbles her and ten others over the side of a mountain. Suspended between worlds, she watches helplessly as those she loves struggle to survive.


Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces?


Heartrending yet 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.

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"IN AN INSTANT begins as an action-packed tale of survival that is positively

addictive, then it digs deep into an emotional and thought-provoking exploration

of our humanity and what it means to make difficult moral choices in the

most harrowing of circumstances. Redfearn tackles it all brilliantly and

compassionately in this mesmerizing and wondrous novel. It’s a triumph

on every level, and I absolutely loved it."


USA Today Bestselling Author Julianne MacLean



"Suzanne Redfearn’s IN AN INSTANT is part ghost story, part love letter to a

family in crisis after a devastating accident in the midst of a brutal snowstorm.

This cleverly crafted novel chronicles a heartbreaking journey from grief and

despair to one of acceptance, forgiveness and ultimately hope. Through

Redfearn's luminous prose, IN AN INSTANT succeeds in building an unforgettable portrait of human frailty and strength in the face of unfathomable loss."


Heather Gudenkauf, NY Times Bestselling Author



"Told in gripping prose, IN AN INSTANT is both an addictive, suspenseful read

and a thoughtful exploration of what each of us would do in a time of intense

trauma. Redfearn’s characters are so real and the plot so mesmerizing,

I couldn’t think about anything else. A must for book clubs!"


Anita Hughes Author of Rome In Love and Christmas in Vermont



"Breathtaking, compelling, heart stopping, and original. An utter page turner,

I couldn’t put the book down. I highly recommend this unforgettable story.

Kudos to Suzanne Redfearn."


Jane Porter, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author



"Suzanne Redfearn’s latest IN AN INSTANT is a captivating, heartbreaking,

but ultimately uplifting novel about a family’s devastating tragedy and its

aftermath. Reminiscent of THE LOVELY BONES, the story is told by sixteen-year-

old Finn who struggles to find closure for herself while watching her loved ones

do the same. Redfearn deftly explores those split-second decisions that can

alter our destinies and the guilt we hold onto, despite our need to let go. IN

AN INSTANT reminds us what it is to be human--vulnerable, fallible, and also

resilient and triumphant when we face our challenges with unity and love."


Janis Thomas, Bestselling Author of What Remains True and All That’s Left of Me



"IN AN INSTANT is a triumph! When tragedy strikes, two families are thrown

into chaos as the lines of morality are blurred. Redfearn handles a family’s shock

and grief with the perfect balance of empathy and hope and will have you contemplating what really lies underneath the shiny veneer of those closest to

you. Make IN AN INSTANT your first read of 2020."


Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, Bestselling Authors of Girls’ Night Out



"When a sudden car accident shatters a family, they’re left to pick up the

pieces while trying to solve the mystery of just what happened that night.

Redfearn deftly pivots from character to character in this multiple point-of-view narrative, unraveling the past and weaving together a new future for the family.

IN AN INSTANT is sure to please fans of THE LOVELY BONES and BIG LITTLE LIES."


Catherine McKenzie, Bestselling Author of The Good Liar and Hidden



"Told through the perspective of a teenage girl whose life is cut short, her

desperation to be alive and connected to her family is a reminder of how fragile

the things we take for granted truly are. Suzanne Redfearn’s IN AN INSTANT

will make you thankful for every breath you take."


Kristin Fields, Author of A Lily in the Light




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