Sara Gallagher always felt like an outsider in her adoptive
family. Now that she has finally found happiness in her
life with a promising business, a young daughter she adores
and an upcoming marriage to a wonderful man she loves,
Sara, at 33, is ready to find her birth parents. However,
when she finally locates and meets her birth mother, the
woman wants nothing to do with Sara. Her rejection leads to
the devastating discovery that Sara was conceived during a
brutal attack by an infamous serial killer who, after
almost 40 years, has never been caught.
Things go from bad to worse when through a series of
betrayals Sara's story becomes public knowledge and is
featured on the Internet and television. It's only a matter
of time before her biological father contacts her,
demanding to meet her and his granddaughter. If she doesn't
agree to his terms, he threatens to continue murdering
people. Even though the police promise to protect Sara
while they use her as bait to catch the man, he seems to
always be one step ahead of them. All this tension is
bringing out violent tendencies in Sara, causing her to
fear she may be more like her father than she realizes.
Even though Sara's life will never be the same, will she be
able to control her disturbing feelings and eventually find
a satisfactory conclusion to this horrible situation?
Told alternately through Sara's insightful point of view
and her sessions with her therapist, Ms. Stevens gives a
chilling account of a woman whose life has been taken out
of her control by a series of events she could never have
imagined. Once you start this gripping psychological
thriller, you won't be able to put it down. At times, you
will want to shake Sara for some of the choices she makes,
but you will also be cheering for her to emerge the victor.
The riveting outcome of NEVER KNOWING will astonish
readers -- an impressive feat for any book.
All her life, Sara Gallagher has wondered about her birth
parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born
naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home
life. The question of why she was given up for adoption has
always haunted her. Finally, she is ready to take steps and
to find closure.
But some questions are better left unanswered.
After months of research, Sara locates her birth mother---
only to be met with horror and rejection. Then she
discovers the devastating truth: Her mother was the only
victim ever to escape a killer who has been hunting women
every summer for decades. But Sara soon realizes the only
thing worse than finding out about her father is him
finding out about her.
What if murder is in your blood?
NEVER KNOWING is a complex and compelling portrayal of one
womanís quest to understand herself, her origins and her
family. That is, if she can survive...