The Boundaries We Cross


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About The Boundaries We Cross

He swears by his boundaries. But did he cross the line?

At 8 o’clock on a blustery, mid-January morning, Charles Bliss is summoned to the head of school’s office at Carrington Academy. Charles, a teacher at the elite Connecticut boarding school, is surprised by the unusual request, but when he arrives, no time is wasted. Charles learns that he has been accused of engaging in a romantic relationship with a student.

The student behind the accusation, Hayley Goodloe, is the daughter of a state senator, the granddaughter of an ex-governor, and an heiress to a massive fortune.

But Charles has long prided himself on keeping proper boundaries with his students. He insists he would never cross the line .. . or would he? Hayley’s diary makes it clear she had strong feelings for her teacher. Was it just an unrequited schoolgirl crush? Or was it something more?

When Hayley disappears under suspicious circumstances, a daunting pile of evidence points to Charles as the chief suspect. Charles swears he’s being framed. And it soon becomes apparent there’s only one way he can clear his name.

Find her.

Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Jodi Picoult


"[The Boundaries We Cross is] a full-throttle page-turner. Starts at a sprint and doesn't let up until the shocking conclusion.” —Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author ‍

Praise for Brad Parks

“With wonderful prose, witty observations and a relentless drive, this book held me hostage until the last page.” —Michael Connelly on Eyes of the Innocent

“Parks excels at keeping the pages turning with brisk pacing, relentlessly high tension, and a knotty narrative.” —Publishers Weekly

“Terrific book. Truly terrific. Tension throughout and tears at the end. What could be better than that?” —Sue Grafton on Say Nothing

“A fast, furious, fun and deliciously twisty tale told with the deft and accomplished hand of a veteran storyteller.” —David Baldacci on Unthinkable

“A Brad Parks novel offers two pleasures. One is watching a stunning talent at work. The other—operating almost apart from the first—is getting wrapped in the coils of a fiendishly clever thriller.” —Booklist

“Outstanding—starts with a bang and gets tenser and tenser. Say Nothing shows Parks is a quality writer at the top of his form.” —Lee Child

“Brad Parks is a master at creating frightening, emotionally-overcharged stories that take your breath away.” —Suspense Magazine

“Parks knows how to get readers to empathize emotionally with his characters while amping up the tension and suspense from the first page.” —Library Journal

“Terrific.” —Harlan Coben on Faces of the Gone

“Prepare to be surprised and astonished.” —The Associated Press

“Parks’ plotting in particular matches Grisham at his best.” —The Sunday Times

“A textbook one-sitting read whose fiendishly inventive details only intensify its remorseless momentum.” —Kirkus Reviews on Unthinkable

“The novel’s final pages are exciting, surprising and deeply moving. How moving? Its ending brought me to tears, and, where books are concerned, such moments are rare.” —The Washington Post on Say Nothing

“What makes Parks such a fantastic storyteller is his main cast of characters, all of whom feel real. Parks has quietly entered the top echelon of the mystery field.” —RT Book Reviews