Moment in time A novel

Suzanne Redfearn

Book - 2022

It's been eight years since a tragic accident changed Mo Kaminski's and Chloe Miller's lives forever. Now in their midtwenties, they're sharing an apartment in San Francisco and navigating the normal challenges of early adulthood. Along with their roommate, Hazel, they are making their marks on the world--Mo revolutionizing the news with her media start-up, Hazel using her big brain to anticipate the future, and Chloe rescuing abandoned strays in the city. But when Hazel disa...ppears after being sexually assaulted, Mo's and Chloe's lives are again suddenly ripped apart. And when the perpetrator turns up drugged and beaten, the mystery of where Hazel is deepens. Intensely worried and desperate to discover the truth, they set out to find Hazel and bring her home. Mo and Chloe are no strangers to tragedy, but this journey will test them in ways they never imagined. The stakes are high; the future uncertain; the need for justice essential. Will their commitment to their friend bring them closer together--or ultimately drive them apart?

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Psychological fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Seattle : Lake Union Publishing [2022]
Item Description
Includes discussion questions.
Physical Description
268 pages ; 21 cm
Main Author
Suzanne Redfearn (author)
Review by Booklist Review

Redfearn revisits Mo Kaminski and Chloe Miller from In an Instant (2020), eight years after the accident that changed their lives. Both women are in their twenties and living in San Francisco, where Mo is starting to make waves with her media startup and Chloe is a veterinarian with a soft spot for strays. When their roommate, Hazel, is drugged and raped by an acquaintance of Mo's, the women want justice for their friend. Mo makes a spur-of-the-moment, angry social-media post that goes viral, leading to the disturbing discovery that Hazel's assailant is a serial rapist. And when he's found drugged and beaten, Mo is the prime suspect. Hazel's sudden disappearance has both women concerned for her safety, and Chloe pursues her to Oregon in an attempt to reach her before she harms herself, while Mo stays behind in San Francisco in an attempt to prove her innocence. Mo and Chloe's search for justice makes for a compelling, plot-heavy story, full of twists and turns, some more plausible than others. Both women are sympathetic characters but are far from perfect, making some morally ambiguous choices along the way. Moment in Time works well as a standalone novel, but knowledge of the events from In an Instant will provide helpful context and background that explains Mo's and Chloe's motivations. Readers who enjoy fast-paced novels about perseverance, survival, and friendship will be drawn into Redfearn's latest.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.