Baby Grand (Baby Grand Trilogy, Book 1)

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In Albany, New York, the governor’s infant daughter disappears without a trace from her crib at the Executive Mansion. Hours later, newly divorced and down-and-out writer Jamie Carter is abducted from the streets of Manhattan. Jamie is whisked upstate, where she is forced by her captor, Don Bailino, an ex-war hero/successful businessman, to care for the kidnapped child in a plot to delay the execution of mobster Gino Cataldi—the sixth man to be put to death in six years by hardliner Governor Phillip Grand. What prevails is a modern-day thriller about family ties, loyalty, murder, betrayal, and love that’s told in deftly interweaving narratives that follow the police investigation of the missing Baby Grand, the bad guys who took her, and the woman who must find the strength to protect her.

Runner-up, 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition
Honorable Mention, Genre Fiction, 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
Self-e Selection, Library Journal
Honorable Mention, Fiction – Thriller – General, 2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards


“A perfect thriller from Dina Santorelli—heart-stomping,emotion-packed and utterly surprising. Readers will be gripped by the tightly woven story and richly layered characters. A terrific read!”

Ellen Meister, author of The Other Life

“What an enjoyable read! It pulled me in at the beginning and didn’t let go until the last page. Very difficult to put down! I’m already looking forward to the author’s next book.”

Joseph Mugnai, publisher, Family magazine

“A superb debut for Dina Santorelli. A well-crafted novel that’s also a page-turner. Baby Grand’s a winner; you won’t want to put it down.”

Julia Markus, critically acclaimed biographer and winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Award for her novel Uncle

“Dina Santorelli has a natural talent for weaving together characters and scenes, creating a plot that grips tighter with every page. If you value your sleep, do not read before bed!”

Torre DeRoche, author of Love with a Chance of Drowning