From SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past ... and the lies that bind us together.
It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance Jeff, the man who shattered her heart 18 years ago.
Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.
As Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved - her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.
The absolute master of tense and punchy has pulled off another tightly-plotted treat for crime fans ... Superb stuff - SUNDAY MIRROR
Coben's accomplished plotting shows why he tops the bestseller lists, and his supporting characters are as memorable as ever - SUNDAY TIMES
Coben draws the disparate plot strands together with masterly authority - FINANCIAL TIMES
Genius American crime writer Coben has a knack of writing mysteries that are emotionally engaging as well as taut and suspenseful, and this is perhaps his most deeply felt effort yet, with a witty, smart woman at its centre - HEAT
Harlan Coben is the most exciting talent in crime writing. He is an international No. 1 bestseller, gracing the lists of both the SUNDAY TIMES and the NEW YORK TIMES. His books are published in over 40 languages and there are more than 47 million of his novels in print worldwide. Harlan lives in New Jersey with his family. www.harlancoben.com