Box, C.J. – Standalone
St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2009, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780312365721
First Sentence: It was Saturday morning, November 3, and the first thing I noticed when I entered my office was that my telephone message light was blinking.
Jack and Melissa McGuane finally have the child they longed for having adopted Angelina nine months ago. Their dream has become a nightmare as they are told the baby’s father never ...more
I also liked how they pulled in their friends to help them out. It seemed like there was a lot of history between all 3 men and Melissa melded in great with them. I also loved how they were ...more
How would you feel after adopting a baby and finding out nine months later that you had to relenquish your parental rights to the child back to the birth father? That's exactly what happened to Jack and Melissa McGuane when they were notified the birth father had never signed the adoption papers!
Worse yet, the adopted child is the granddaughter of a prominent Supreme Cour ...more
The premise was a cool one....a young family with an adopted daughter recieves news that the birth father has not relinquished parental rights and is ready to procure custody of his child. About a 3rd of the way through the book the story line goes into a complete different direction with a alleged pedophile in court and a Federal Judge (The grandfather of the boy ...more
A couple discovers they have to give up their adopted baby because the birth father did not sign away his parental rights. Interesting premise. Then it all falls apart.
Don’t worry, no spoilers here: The birth father turns out to be a teenager – but not any kind of teenager; a dark brooding teenager. But not any kind of dark brooding teenager; a dark brooding teenager who doesn’t “get along with dogs”, has a suspicious past, has gang ties and is the son of a judge. But not any k ...more
Published in 2008 by Minotaur Books
C.J. Box goes right for the blatantly obvious emotional heartstrings in Three Weeks to Say Goodbye , a thriller that totally sucked me right in even though I knew I was being manipulated.
Jack and Melissa McGuane are the proud and loving parents of a nine month old baby girl that they adopted at birth. Everything is going well even though their budget is stretched and Jack's t ...more
After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane adopted a beautiful baby girl. Nine months later, a call from the adoption agency plunges them into every parent's worst nightmare: the father never signed away his parental rights, and now he wants his daughter back.The biological father is a sullen eighteen-year-old with gangland connections, and, even worse, is the son of a well-connected federal judge who is prepared to use the full weight of his influence to get what he wants. Toge...more
There were parts where I wanted to cry and parts I just got mad about.This is a very quick read and I'm glad I found it. I'll be reading more by CJ Box!
Worried and somewhat suspicious, the McGuanes invite the judge and his son to ...more
"After years of trying to have a baby, Jack and Melissa's dream has come true with the adoption of their daughter Angelina. But a phone call that comes nine months after the adoption is unexpected and devastating. The birth father, a teenager, never signed away his parental rights. And his father, a powerful Denver judge, wants him to own up to this responsibility. It is immediately apparent that there's something sinister about both of ...more