And Then There Was One

Reaches deep into the heart of any parent’s worst nightmare.

Nine years ago, Katie and Scott Monroe were blessed beyond their wildest dreams with identical triplets, Sammie, Alex, and Jackie. Three beautiful daughters and two adoring parents formed the picture-perfect party of five.

But this tight-knit family unravels when the three little girls go to see a movie, but only one emerges from the darkness of the theater. How could Sammie and Alex vanish without a trace?

Plunged into the abyss of a parent’s worst fear, Katie and Scott hang by a thread—waiting, worrying, not knowing, and confronting the terrifying realization that the kidnapping may not have been a random act.

Who took Sammie and Alex? Why? Where are they? When will they be found? And what if they’re never found, or not found alive?

When Jackie, the remaining triplet, crumbles under the weight of grief and survivor’s guilt, Katie and Scott struggle to hold out hope and hold on to what remains of their family.

Until—or unless—Sammie and Alex are found safe, this picture-perfect family can’t be put back together again.


WINNER, ForeWord Book of the Year Award Bronze Medal

“Mesmerizing! And Then There Was One reaches deep into the heart of any parent’s nightmare, then ratchets up the tension five or six notches more, sending the reader on a roller coaster ride of false leads and fresh suspects that will leave you gasping at the end.”
—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

“Right from the beginning, Gussin brilliantly throws the reader smack-dab in the middle of the conflict. The urgency and intensity isso palpable you’ll feel out of breath by the time you’ve raced your way to the ending.”
—Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author

And Then There Was One will snatch you away as deftly and completely as a kidnapper in the dark. Gussin balances the fierce emotion and runaway timing surrounding the disappearance of two beloved children like the pro that she is. Before you open the cover, say a fond farewell to the tense but happy hours you’ll spend reading this terrifying thriller.”
―Laura Benedict, award-winning author

“A taut psychological suspense story that explores family issues. Readers plunge into the middle of the action immediately and keep sweating as false leads and multiple suspects muddle the search. A gripping thriller.”
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