Would you sacrifice your life for the life of another? For someone you love?
From the bestselling author of SUNBURN
Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel
When the body of Federal Attorney Gregory Youssef is found dumped on the edge of Baltimore, every cop in the city is determined to catch his killer. But four months on, no one has been brought to justice and the department is under massive pressure to deliver a suspect. Meanwhile, private investigator Tess Monaghan's boyfriend helps a homeless black teenager. He brings Lloyd home for some food and a bed for the night, but when Tess mentions the Youssef case, Lloyd freezes.
That night, Lloyd sneaks out of the house and disappears. What is the link between Youssef's death and the teenager? Before long the situation spins wildly out of control, leaving Tess to fear not only for Lloyd, but also for those closest to her ...
Chilling, insightful, and edge-of-your seat exciting - USA TODAY
A brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now
One of the best novelists around, period - WASHINGTON POST
Lippman is among that select group of novelists who have reinvigorated the crime fiction arena with her smart, innovative and exciting work
Intelligently written suspense tale - BELFAST TELEGRAPH
Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now
Laura Lippman continues to push the envelope of modern crime-writing
Before becoming a full-time novelist, Laura Lippman was a newspaper reporter for many years. She has won just about every crime writing award going, including the Anthony Award and non genre awards for Literary Excellence. She lives in Baltimore with her partner, the writer David Simon, and their daughter.