By Linwood Barclay
Hailed as a suspense master” by means of Stephen King, Linwood Barclay now unearths the darkish aspect of a small townand the even darker secrets and techniques that conceal there...
It’s been months considering that deepest investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son Scott died in a sad twist of fate. Ever in view that, he and his spouse have drifted aside, fracturing a as soon as common existence. Cal is mired in grief, a grief he can’t circulate earlier. and perhaps his grief has clouded his judgment. simply because using domestic one evening, he makes his first giant mistake.
A woman 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 settling on up a teenage hitchhiker is a idiot, he we could her in. She’s a similar age as Scott, and perhaps she will be able to 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 now not correct with the woman or the location. yet it’s too past due. He’s already involved.
Now Cal is drawn right into a nightmare of soreness and suspicion. whatever is horribly fallacious within the small city of Griffon in upstate ny. There are too many secrets and techniques there, too many lies and cover-ups. And Cal has made up our minds to show these secrets and techniques one via one.
That’s his moment vast mistake.
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