When Gage and Anna meet Lily, a pregnant, homeless teenager, it seems that fate has brought them together. Lily agrees to give the couple her baby in return for financial support, but something isn't right. Gage finds himself being sabotaged at home and work, and his attempts to uncover the truth only seem to make his life unravel faster.
Gage Dekker still blames himself for the car accident that claimed the lives of his first wife and young son. Then he meets Anna, who understands grief all too well. Within a year, they are married and soon ready to become parents once more. But a miscarriage brings new heartbreak--until fate brings them Lily. Young, pregnant, and homeless, Lily agrees to give her baby to the Dekkers in exchange for financial support. With his wife happy and his career thriving, Gage feels a renewed sense of hope. But something isn't right once Lily enters their lives. At work and at home, Gage is being sabotaged, first in subtle ways--then more sinister. Every attempt he makes to uncover the truth only drives a wedge between him and Anna. And even as he's propelled toward an unthinkable choice to save his marriage and his job, Gage discovers the most chilling revelations are still to come...
Daniel Palmer spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer, helping to build first generation websites for Barnes & Noble and other popular brands. An experienced musician and songwriter, Daniel has recorded two CDs and licensed his songs for commercial use. A graduate of Boston University, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.
"If you've somehow missed reading Daniel Palmer, it's time to--pardon the pun--get Desperate." -Harlan Coben "Firmly places Palmer alongside the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner." --The Providence Journal
"Palmer burnishes his status as one of today's best thriller writers with this steel-trap plotted standalone." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"This is one of those thrillers where you know something is going on, and the writer gives you plenty of clues, but there are still some twists and turns he keeps hidden away until just the right moment." --Booklist