Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable. Even more
when Kinsey Millhoneâ€™s only lead is a grown man dredging
a repressed childhood memoryâ€”of something that may never
Looking solemn, Michael Sutton arrives in Kinseyâ€™s office
with a story: When he was six, he wandered into the woods
and saw two men digging a hole. They claimed they were
pirates, looking for treasure. Now, the long-forgotten
incident has come back to himâ€”and he is convinced that he
witnessed the burial of a kidnapped child.
Kinsey has little to go on. Sutton doesnâ€™t even know
he was that dayâ€”and, she soon discovers, he has a history
what might generously be called an active imagination.
Despite her doubts, Kinsey sets out to locate the so-
burial site. And whatâ€™s found there pulls her into a
of deceit stretching back more than twenty yearsâ€¦