Sometimes innocence can be a mark for murder.
Caroline Webb knows what it means to lose the person you love most. Twenty years ago, her five-year-old daughter, Hayley, was the light of her life. Then came the terrible day when Hayley was kidnapped from her favourite swing. More than a month passed before her burned, lifeless body was found. All that remained was the silence of Caroline's heartache, and her guilt.
Now, Caroline has started over with a new husband. She even has another precious daughter, Melinda. She thinks she has put the ghosts of her past behind her. But then Hayley's favourite doll reappears, strange murders rock the Webbs' small town, Caroline even claims she has heard the voice of the little girl she lost all those years ago. Could Hayley still be out there somewhere, somehow? Now a killer waits in the wings, waiting to make Caroline live her worst nightmare yet.
Mary Higgins Clark fans take note: Here's an imitation loaded with more mystery and suspense than the real thing . . . Thompson steps up the menace in carefully measured doses while skillfully playing rational and supernatural explanations off against each other . . . Thompson weaves monstrous threats into domestic worries very effectively - and creates a nightmare likely to scare all those parents who feel they've let their children down. - Kirkus Reviews
Thompson controls a vigorous cast of increasingly puzzled and frightened characters, while astute detective work and even a hint of the occult keep the suspense level consistently high. - Publishers Weekly
Thompson has written a well-plotted thriller that includes a clever twist at the end. It's sure to please readers who pride themselves on sniffing out clues. Definitely a book for fans of Mary Higgins Clark. - Library Journal
Thompson pulls no punches showcasing her high caliber writing gymnastics & leaves her imprint for those iconic writers in the suspense/thriller genre . . . BLACK FOR REMEMBRANCE is a gripping novel that is nearly flawless and the suspense level is set for high octane. - examiner.com