The author of If She Wakes returns with the story of "Leah," formerly Nina Morgan before she faked her own death in order to protect her family. After her husband dies in a car crash, she risks exposing herself to the dangerous forces of her past when she takes back her children, who believe she is "Aunt Leah" from a remote corner of Maine.
... an emotional story about parenting, teenage rebellion and a stunning travel guide to the wilds of Maine, with enough adventure and action for thriller fans ... Koryta again shows his polish as a writer in Never Far Away, able to sculpt enthralling stories with believable characters and solid twists. Emotion and adventure meld perfectly in Never Far Way.
... hard-charging ... Koryta is adept at bringing such harshly lovely places to life, then pitting his characters against their perils ... the wild world’s threats combine with the human ones in a layered, twisting plot that Koryta steers skillfully. It’s an electric, fast-paced thriller, maybe Koryta’s best one yet. But it’s also an effective novel about families — how they shape us, how they can sometimes save us, or destroy us.
Fans of the author’s previous works will be on the edge of their seats as they follow his characters’ attempts to survive vicious assassins. As he often does, Koryta provides strong character development, believable dialogue, and a fast-paced narrative.