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Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
Three Weeks to Say Goodbye
Author: C. J. Box
After years of trying for a child, Jack and Melissa McGuane adopted a beautiful baby girl. Nine months later, a call from the adoption agency plunges them into every parent's worst nightmare: the father never signed away his parental rights, and now he wants his daughter back. The biological father is a sullen eighteen-year-old with gangland con...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781848872936
ISBN-10: 1848872933
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 373
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: corvus
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
Melissa and Jack McGuane went through the adoption process to finally receive their newborn daughter Angelina nine months ago. Life has changed but they are a happy family until the birth father and his father, a influential and powerful judge claim the child back due to never have signed the parental rights away.
Facing the legal loss of their daughter the McGuanes' are left with three weeks to say goodbye to the little girl.

Three weeks that fly by in an instant but not without the McGuanes' using own resources to find something on the judge to discredit him in court. But everyone is shying away in fear of the judge's grudge. Left with two dear friends they find worrying clues but nothing substantial.
With their daily life being messed with the parents know nothing good can come of the judge's family and they begin to fear for Angelina's life.


Three Weeks To Say Goodbye is a novel where you literally fly through. With a
no-brainer writing style Box catches the reader on a beach read that is enjoyable but not overly exciting. The missing surprises and the cliche-ish characters didn't match the usual standard I have gotten used to by C. J. Box.
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Helpful Score: 3
Fast, easy, entertaining read. A good old fashioned mystery with a minimum of blood, gore and gratuitous sex scenes, it keeps the plot going with a steady beat.

This isn't the best book you'll ever read - but it'll be an enjoyable few hours.
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This book was riviting. I could not put it down. The story was scary, the characters were great, the villians were evil. It flowed from one bad situation to another with a surprising but satisfactory ending. One of C.J. Box's stand alone novels and a great one. I highly recommend this book.
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Great book! One of the best I've read in this genre in quite a while.
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Excellent. Emotionally charged. Awesome.

If an author can get your blood pressure rising with his written words, well, that's worth the price of admission. I am an avid reader and if you are also, you know how often that happens. Not often enough!

This is that one book out of 10 that you are hoping for every time you crack open a new novel. Yes, it's hard to put down. Characters are well developed and you will be rooting for the good guys while screaming inside over the injustices.

The plot, while maybe not totally unique, is expertly crafted. Not necessarily a murder mystery in the sense that you don't know who the murderer is. The suspense lies in the unanswered questions. Will the murderer(s) be caught and will the good guys get to keep the baby they adopted? Who else will die for their cause while trying to help? Will they be able to dig up enough dirty little secrets against their enemies in time to stop them from taking the baby?

You couldn't possibly be bored or disappointed.
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Jack McGuane (Primary Character)
Melissa McGuane (Primary Character)
Judge Moreland (Major Character)
Garrett Moreland (Major Character)
Cody Hoyt (Major Character)
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