Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped
from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a
shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence?
Thatâ€™s the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere
sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help
exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their sonâ€™s
recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the
police and D.A. wonâ€™t talk to herâ€”they think they have the
right woman. Instead, Max turns her attention to three
similar cold cases. If she can solve them, she might be able
to help her friend.
Justin Stanton was killed twenty years ago, and his father
wants closureâ€”so he is willing to help Max with her
investigation on one condition: that she work with his
former sister-in-lawâ€” Justinâ€™s aunt, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid.
Trouble is, Max works alone, and sheâ€™s livid that her only
access to the case files, lead detective and witnesses
depends on her partnering with a federal agent on vacation.
She wants the career-making story almost as much as the
truthâ€”but if she gets this wrong, she could lose everything.
Haunted by Justinâ€™s death for years, Lucy yearns to give her
familyâ€”and herselfâ€”the closure they need. More important,
she wants to catch a killer. Lucy finds Maxâ€™s theory on all
three cases compellingâ€”with Max's research added to Lucyâ€™s
training and experience, Lucy believes they can find the
killer so justice can finally be served. But the very
private Lucy doesnâ€™t trust the reporter any more than Max
Max and Lucy must find a way to work together to untangle
lies, misinformation, and evidence to develop a profile of
the killer. But the biggest question is: why were these boys
targeted? As they team up to find out what really happened
the night Justin was killed, they make a shocking discovery:
Justinâ€™s killer is still out there â€¦ stalking another victim
â€¦ and they already may be too late.
New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan's two
series collide in a powerful, enthralling read about the
craving for revenge and the desire for justice.