The Wonder Test (Hardcover)

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“The Wonder Test” grabbed me from the first page and held on until the last! I was pulled into the world of Greenfield, California, and found myself trying to figure out what was going to happen next when I had to take a break from reading to be a parent. This is the perfect beach read for anyone who loves FBI thrillers and will make you think twice about everyone’s motives. Don’t walk, run, to get your copy! For lovers of FBI/police thrillers and suspense. 
(Note on subject matter: includes kidnapping) 
—Jennifer Gray Elwell, Snail Reader Circle 

— From Readers Circle Recommendations


New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond introduces a tough and spirited new protagonist, FBI Agent Lina Connerly, in this exhilarating race to save Silicon Valley teens from their own parents' ambition and greed.

Escaping New York City and the espionage case that made her question everything, recently widowed FBI Agent Lina Connerly returns home to sell the house she has inherited in tony Greenfield, California. With her teenage son Rory, Lina hopes to reassemble her life, reevaluate her career, and find a clear way forward. Adrift and battling insomnia, she discovers that her father's sleepy hometown has been transformed into a Silicon Valley suburb on steroids, obsessed with an annual exam called The Wonder Test.

When students at her son's high school go missing, reappearing under mysterious circumstances on abandoned beaches, Lina must summon her strength and her investigative instincts, pushing her own ethical boundaries to the limits in order to solve the crimes. Meanwhile, an old espionage case called Red Vine keeps calling her back into the fold. While Lina struggles to balance her new role as a single mother and the complex counterintelligence puzzles she is so adept at solving, Greenfield's shadowy dangers creep closer to her own home.

A searing view of a culture that puts the well-being of children at risk for advancement and prestige, and a captivating story of the lengths a mother will go for her son.

About the Author

MICHELLE RICHMOND is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels and story collections, including The Marriage Pact, Golden State, The Year of Fog, and Hum. She received the Truman Capote Prize for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Short Story. Her books have been published in thirty languages. She lives with her husband and son in Northern California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802158505
ISBN-10: 0802158501
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 448
Language: English