Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life that looks
good in the pages of a glossy magazine. A beautiful fifteen–
year old daughter, Ashlyn. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree–
lined street in Boston's elite Back Bay neighborhood. A
great marriage, admired by friends and family. A perfect
This is what I know: Pain has a flavor...
When investigator Tessa Leoni arrives at the crime scene in
the Denbes' home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and
Taser confetti in the foyer. The family appears to have
been abducted, with only a pile of their most personal
possessions remaining behind. No witnesses, no ransom
demands, no motive. Just an entire family, vanished without
This is what I fear: The worst is yet to come...
Tessa knows better than anyone that even the most perfect
facades can hide the darkest secrets. Now she must race
against the clock to uncover the Denbes' innermost
dealings, a complex tangle of friendships and betrayal, big
business and small sacrifices. Who would want to kidnap
such a perfect little family? And how far would such a
person be willing to go?
This is the truth: Love, safety, family...it is all touch