EVERY TIME YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW IT ENDS . . . THINK AGAIN.
Lieutenant Jonathan Stride is suffering from an ugly case of déjà vu. For the second time in a year, a beautiful teenage girl has disappeared off the streets of Duluth, Minnesota. Gone without a trace, like a bitter gust off Lake Superior. The two victims couldn’t be more different. First it was Kerry McGrath. Bubbly. Sweet sixteen. And now Rachel Deese. Strange and sexually charged. A wild child.
The media is hounding Stride to catch a serial killer. But Stride, haunted by personal loss and by his failure to solve Kerry’s murder the year before, doesn’t think the answer is that simple. As he exposes Rachel’s twisted background, he begins to believe that the truth behind Rachel’s disappearance is more complex than anyone imagines. And more evil.
The search carries Stride from the icy stillness of the northern woods to the erotic heat of Las Vegas. And Stride finds his own life changed forever by the secrets he uncovers. Secrets that stretch across time in a web of lies, death, and illicit desire. Secrets that are chillingly… immoral.
Winner of the Macavity Award for Best First Novel
Finalist for the Edgar, Dagger, Barry, and Anthony Awards for Best First Novel