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  • Published: 3 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760894863
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $37.00

Twenty Years Later




The terror attack that shocked the world ... A decades-old murder about to be solved ... A gripping new thriller from the author of the bestselling The Girl Who Was Taken.

Releasing on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Charlie Donlea's exciting new suspense novel sees a victim from the North Tower make her voice heard two decades on...

Avery Mason, TV host of American Events, knows her latest story – a murder mystery laced with sex, tragedy, and betrayal – is ratings gold.

With new technology the New York medical examiner’s office has made its first successful identification of a 9/11 victim in years. The twist: the victim in question, Victoria Ford, had been accused of murder at the time of her death. In a chilling last call from the North Tower, Victoria had begged her sister, Emma, to prove her innocence.

Twenty years later, Emma is convinced that Avery’s connections and fame will help her do just that. And Avery, hoping to negotiate a more lucrative contract, goes into investigative overdrive.

But the twisted puzzle of Victoria’s life belies a much darker mystery. And there are other players in the game who are interested in Avery’s own past – one she has kept secret from both the TV executives and her audience. A secret she thought was dead and buried . . .


'A bold new writer on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense.' Publishers Weekly
'Definitely a talent to watch.' Steve Berry

  • Published: 3 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760894863
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Charlie Donlea

Charlie Donlea is a USA Today bestselling author who has been praised as a 'bold new writer…on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense' (Publishers Weekly). He was born and raised in Chicago, where he continues to live with his wife and two young children. He is the author of Summit Lake, TheGirl Who Was Taken, Don't Believe It, The Woman in Darkness (published elsewhere as Some Choose Darkness) and The Suicide House.

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Praise for Twenty Years Later

Chilling and suspenseful. I was gripped from the first page.

NYT bestselling author Candice Fox on THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN

A bold new writer on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense.

Publishers Weekly

Definitely a talent to watch.

NYT bestselling author Steve Berry

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