The Face of the Earth

The Face of the Earth

From the award-winning author of After All, a man finds his wedding vows tested after his wife disappears.

What if she never came home . . . ?

When Mitchell Brannon’s beloved wife sets off for home after a conference, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised that Jill’s car isn’t in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. “Hey, babe, I’m just now checking out of the hotel, but I’ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you.” Hours later, Jill still hasn’t returned, and Mitch’s irritation turns to dread.

When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill’s best friend, Shelley, to help search. As hours turn into days and days into weeks, Mitch and Shelley’s friendship grows ever closer—and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.

Title:The Face of the Earth
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781439123652
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About Deborah Raney

DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Her books have since won the RITA Award, ACFW Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. At work on her 32nd novel, Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, recently moved to the city after years of enjoying small-town lif


    The Face of the Earth Reviews

  • Ruth Hill

    When I call this the "perfect" book, I am not joking. This is a book that kept my entire attention from the very beginning until the end, and not many books can do that. This has something in it for e...

  • Brittany

    Oh my goodness! This novel was absolutely compelling and one that I could not set down. Even though it was fiction, I felt myself following the story and waiting for leads as breathlessly as the chara...

  • Ionia

    When I first saw this book, this author was new to me, but the description looked interesting, so I gave it a try. I hate the cliched term "If you only read one book this year..." but I honestly think...

  • Maggie

    This book immediately grabs you. I was reading feverishly right away, trying to find out what happened to Jill. I found myself thinking backwards like Mitchell, wondering what on earth could have happ...

  • Melissa

    Excellent story about a woman who disappears off the face of the earth. Figured it out toward the end, but that didn't detract from the story.This amazing story is difficult to put down until the ulti...

  • Creston Mapes

    Another wonderful book by one of Christian fiction's finest writers. Bravo Deb....

  • Brenda Poulos

    HomeA beautiful story of love and how God led his children to honor the commitment made before him. A perfect beginning, middle, and end. A must read....

  • Nora St Laurent

    I’m thankful for a review copy of a book that instantly had me care for the cast of characters and their situation. I appreciated the authors note to readers too it said, “In the Face of the Earth...

  • Lisa Johnson

    Title: The Face of the EarthAuthor: Deborah RaneyPages: 368 Year: 2013Publisher: Howard Bravo! This story is both captivating and beyond description. It is part mystery, part romance, with faith being...

  • Kari

    Face of the Earth is a beautifully written and heart-wrenching story that deals with a very scary subject. Isn't every person's nightmare one where a loved one never comes home? When Michell's wife fa...