By Linwood Barclay
Hailed as a suspense master” through Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now unearths the darkish part of a small townand the even darker secrets and techniques that conceal there...
It’s been months on account that deepest investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a sad twist of fate. Ever considering the fact that, he and his spouse have drifted aside, fracturing a as soon as general lifestyles. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t circulation previous. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment. simply because riding domestic one evening, he makes his first vast mistake.
a lady soaking wet in rain faucets on his vehicle window and asks for a journey as he sits at a stoplight. even supposing he is familiar with a fortysomething guy deciding on up a teenage hitchhiker is a idiot, he shall we her in. She’s an identical age as Scott, and perhaps she will support Cal locate the broker who bought his son the medication that killed him. After a short cease at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something’s no longer correct with the woman or the location. yet it’s too overdue. He’s already involved.
Now Cal is drawn right into a nightmare of ache and suspicion. whatever is horribly fallacious within the small city of Griffon in upstate big apple. There are too many secrets and techniques there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has determined to show these secrets and techniques one by means of one.
That’s his moment gigantic mistake.
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