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In Case of Emergency: A Novel
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When her boyfriend goes missing and a woman turns up dead, Charlotte must connect the dots for herself before she becomes the suspect, or the next victim.

Charlotte, a mid-thirties Long Island woman, has felt so alone since her promising career in neuroscience imploded. But she has an online support group; she has Rachel, a friend who has seen her through the worst of it; and now she also has Peter, a mysterious new boyfriend who has asked that their budding romance remain a total secret.

That is why she is too scared to report his disappearance to the authorities when he van­ishes without a word.

Weeks later, police contact her to make an ID on a body, and she fears the worst for her missing beau. Instead, she arrives at the morgue and feels a terrible relief when she sees a woman she has never met on the table in front of her. But relief is replaced by confusion, then terror, when Charlotte realizes she has become a person of interest.

Why did Jane Doe have Charlotte listed as her emergency contact? Was it revenge or a warning? And where exactly does Peter factor into all this? As Charlotte becomes the prime murder suspect, she enters into a race against the clock to find out the truth about the dead woman and the connections they shared. But what she discovers is beyond anything she could have ever imagined.
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E. G. Scott. (2020). In Case of Emergency: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group.

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E. G. Scott. 2020. In Case of Emergency: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group.

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E. G. Scott, In Case of Emergency: A Novel. Penguin Publishing Group, 2020.

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When her boyfriend goes missing and a woman turns up dead, Charlotte must connect the dots for herself before she becomes the suspect, or the next victim.

Charlotte, a mid-thirties Long Island woman, has felt so alone since her promising career in neuroscience imploded. But she has an online support group; she has Rachel, a friend who has seen her through the worst of it; and now she also has Peter, a mysterious new boyfriend who has asked that their budding romance remain a total secret.

That is why she is too scared to report his disappearance to the authorities when he van­ishes without a word.

Weeks later, police contact her to make an ID on a body, and she fears the worst for her missing beau. Instead, she arrives at the morgue and feels a terrible relief when she sees a woman she has never met on the table in front of her. But relief is replaced by confusion, then terror, when Charlotte realizes she has become a person of interest.

Why did Jane Doe have Charlotte listed as her emergency contact? Was it revenge or a warning? And where exactly does Peter factor into all this? As Charlotte becomes the prime murder suspect, she enters into a race against the clock to find out the truth about the dead woman and the connections they shared. But what she discovers is beyond anything she could have ever imagined.
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        June 1, 2020
        A promising career in neuroscience ended for Charlotte Knopfler, the protagonist of this plodding mix of medical thriller and police procedural from the pseudonymous Scott (The Woman Inside), when she was partially blamed for a patient’s death. Now she practices acupuncture, sharing a Long Island, N.Y., office space with her best friend, a masseuse, and participating in an online support group for trauma survivors. Charlotte remains upset about her aborted medical career, but she’s especially worried about the disappearance of Peter Stanton, her mysterious new boyfriend, whom she has never met in person. Their relationship has been forged through texts and emails, often in code, since Peter says he works undercover for the government. Then, the police ask Charlotte to identify the body of a woman, who named Charlotte as her emergency contact, though Charlotte has never met her. When Charlotte becomes a suspect in the murder, she launches her own rather insipid investigation. Charlotte’s emotional fragility rings true, but her naive if not downright silly actions stretch credulity. Genre fans can safely take a pass. Agent: Christopher Schelling, Selectric Artists Literary & Talent Management.

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        July 1, 2020
        Once an up-and-coming surgeon with a promising career in neuroscience ahead of her, Charlotte Knopfler now practices acupuncture. She shares an office with massage therapist Rachel Sherman, who has become her best friend in her new life, in which she worries about her mysterious and often absent boyfriend, Peter Stanton. But Charlotte's life is truly upended when a young woman who dies mysteriously is found carrying a card listing Charlotte as the person to contact in case of emergency; but Charlotte has never seen the woman before. It all ties back to a tragic death in surgery years before, the situation that caused Charlotte to leave the practice of traditional Western medicine. Alternate chapters are told from the points of view of Charlotte, Rachel, and the two detectives pursuing two current deaths linked to Charlotte. This second whodunit by Scott (the writing duo of Elizabeth Keenan and Greg Wands), which follows The Woman Inside (2019), is a little choppy in plot presentation but builds its twisty way to a suspenseful climax.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

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That is why she is too scared to report his disappearance to the authorities when he van­ishes without a word.

Weeks later, police contact her to make an ID on a body, and she fears the worst for her missing beau. Instead, she arrives at the morgue and feels a terrible relief when she sees a woman she has never met on the table in front of her. But relief is replaced by confusion, then terror, when Charlotte realizes she has become a person of interest.

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