Three Weeks To Say Goodbye
New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box’s novels have been called “red hot,”* “edge-of-your-seat read[s],”† and “unforgettable, powerful.”‡ Now he delivers a novel that will steal your sleep as much as it will wrench your heart. It’s a novel about something that could be anyone’s worst nightmare. . . .
Jack and Melissa McGuane have spent years trying to have a baby.
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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
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!
I liked Jack immediately - he had a nerdy yet loyal & heroic vibe. Very old school charm about him. I really liked Melissa, even though she seemed really fragile, as the story went on, there was a hard determined and protective edge to her that I wish all mother's had. It was refreshing to see how devoted she was to being a mother, having quit her job to do the best she could...more
Jack and Melissa McGuane are happily married and after years of trying to have a baby, they adopt Angelina. Melissa is a stay at home mom and they had never been happi...more
Lloyd is a gifted film and television actor who won a Publishers Weekly "Listen Up" Award for the best audios of the year, and his outstanding delivery continues. Lloyd's voice is deep, rich and his reading is perfectly paced to reflect the tension in Box's story of a young coup...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
The birth father, Garrett and his father meet the adoptive parents, Jack and Melissa and tell them that Garrett and his father, an influential judge want to raise Garrett's daughter. They give Jack and Melissa three weeks before they claim the baby.
The author is a true story teller a...more