A taut and menacing standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Carol O'Connell.
Sadie Green's purple bicycle was found abandoned at the bus stop. Then her friend, Gwen, disappeared, which led the police to propose a runaway theory to the press.
But State Police Investigator Rouge Kendall wasn't convinced.
On a barstool in Dame's tavern, where Kendall spent a little too much time, he remembered his own mother, begging for the life of his twin sister, Susan. That was fifteen years ago. And a man had been imprisioned for that murder - a priest, barely in his twenties. Father Paul Marie continued to proclaim his innocence.
And current events might prove that he was telling the truth, that someone else might be responsible for all three crimes . . .
Something close to a masterwork. - The Times
If any writer could make me break my New Year's resolution to avoid serial killer novels, it's the brilliant Carol O'Connell. - Daily Telegraph
Carol O'Connell is the New York Times bestselling creator of Kathy Mallory, and the author of thirteen books, eleven featuring her acclaimed detective, most recently IT HAPPENS IN THE DARK, as well as the stand-alone thrillers JUDAS CHILD and BONE BY BONE. She lives in New York City.