While Everyone Was Sleeping
2020 FAPA President’s Book Awards Winner – Adult Fiction – Mystery/Suspense (Bronze)
“The Police have given up,” Susan Whitlock complained five years after her four-year-old-son was kidnapped from her Upper East Side apartment while she slept soundly in her own bedroom fifteen feet away. “Nobody’s looking for Jake, anymore,” she told friends and anyone who would listen. She begged Cold Case Detective Steve Danski to investigate, calling him the best detective in the city. She held up a six-month-old newspaper and slapped her hand against a byline at the top of the page. “You did it once; you can do it again.” Danski didn’t need to read the story. He knew she was talking about the Barbara Weinstein case.