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Critical Praise

Rozan is a wonderful and insightful writer, and she creates an intricate, intimate portrait of a group of 40-something New Yorkers coping with a city in ruins.

——Publishers Weekly, starred

Be grateful to S.J. Rozan ... a gut-wrenching, beautifully and carefully written saga about life and about death, and about the heartache and the joy and the hope and the despair that occur in the time that passes between one and the other.

——Deadly Pleasures

A riveting offering reminiscent of Dennis Lehane's Mystic River ... unforgettable.

——Booklist, starred review

Okay, listen up: This woman can write!

——Robert Crais

S.J. Rozan has written the most consistently compelling series of traditional detective novels published in this decade. Now is the time to discover what Rozan's loyal readership has known all along.

——George Pelecanos

Rozan has you looking over your shoulder into the dark.

——Michael Connelly

S.J. Rozan is, hands-down, one of my favorite crime writers working today. To read her is to experience the kind of pure pleasure that only a master can deliver.

——Dennis Lehane

The best contemporary novels create context for shared experiences that somehow remain unfathomable. Full of surprises from page one, ABSENT FRIENDS is one of those--S.J. Rozan has written an ambitious, solemn, and ultimately hopeful book that shouldn't be missed.

——Stephen White

Many years from now when your children ask what New York City was like just after 9/11, this will be the book you give them in response. It's an exquisite novel full of heart, soul, passion and intelligence, and it's the one this great New York author was born to write.

——Lee Child