All That Is Mine I Carry With Me: A Novel (Hardcover)
"Eleven years ago, William Landay gave us the gripping courtroom drama: Defending Jacob. This March, Landay returns with another phenominal book- 'All That Is Mine I carry With Me'. Set in 1975 and spanning two decades it is a story of a mother's sudden disappearnce, a father's seeming indifference and the children left to endure. What happened to Jane Larkin?
When her remains are found twenty years later it will reopen the investigation, sides will be chosen, family loyalties tried. Landay takes some time unspooling his latest legal thriller and it’s well worth it to accompany him on this riveting ride."— From Maria's Staff Picks
A mother vanished. A father presumed guilty. There is no proof. There are no witnesses. For the children, there is only doubt. From the New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob. . . .
“Astonishing, powerful, and provocative, this book is worth the excruciating wait for another William Landay.”—Louise Penny, author of A World of Curiosities
One afternoon in November 1975, ten-year-old Miranda Larkin comes home from school to find her house eerily quiet. Her mother is missing. Nothing else is out of place. There is no sign of struggle. Her mom’s pocketbook remains in the front hall, in its usual spot.
So begins a mystery that will span a lifetime. What happened to Jane Larkin?
Investigators suspect Jane’s husband. A criminal defense attorney, Dan Larkin would surely be an expert in outfoxing the police.
But no evidence is found linking him to a crime, and the case fades from the public’s memory, a simmering, unresolved riddle. Jane’s three children—Alex, Jeff, and Miranda—are left to be raised by the man who may have murdered their mother.
Two decades later, the remains of Jane Larkin are found. The investigation is awakened. The children, now grown, are forced to choose sides. With their father or against him? Guilty or innocent? And what happens if they are wrong?
A tale about family—family secrets and vengeance, but also family love—All That Is Mine I Carry With Me masterfully grapples with a primal question: When does loyalty reach its limit?
About the Author
William Landay is the author of three previous novels: Defending Jacob, which won the Strand Critics Award for best novel; The Strangler, listed as a best crime novel of the year by the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Telegraph, and others; and Mission Flats, winner of the Dagger award for best first crime novel. A former assistant district attorney, he lives in Boston.
“An enthralling mystery and a haunting family tragedy, heartbreaking in places, with deeply drawn characters and all the thrills of a classic whodunnit . . . I couldn’t put this down. You won’t be able to either.”—Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens
“Powerful and provocative, All That Is Mine I Carry With Me explores the dynamics of family and the ways in which vengeance can control and destroy the ones we love.”—Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A World of Curiosities
“Masterful, original, and riveting, and the best book I’ve read in quite a while . . . With its subtle mystery and compelling portraits of how lives are transformed in the aftermath of violent crime, it possessed me from the very first line to the last page.”—Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and Suspect
“With All That Is Mine I Carry With Me, the masterful author of Defending Jacob has created something riveting, unforgettable, and original—unlike any other crime novel I've read.”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of House on Fire
“Riveting, intense, and breathtakingly compelling . . . William Landay has brilliantly broken every rule of storytelling in this haunting masterpiece of a novel—part legal thriller, part family drama, and part literary tour de force.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The House Guest