The nightmare scenario
of missing children is the backdrop of this complex and horrifying new thriller by a master
of suspense. The elaborate and cult-like dynamics of one wealthy family drag investigative reporter Irene Kelly into a nightmare. Burke intricately plots and
elegantly weaves her multiple storylines into an unforgettable page-turner. This book will leave an indelible imprint!
Meanwhile, the discovery of human remains in the mountains opens up another old child-abduction case when it turns out that a father who was accused of stealing his son was actually murdered. As Irene digs into the story, members of the wealthy and vast Fletcher clan keep turning up. Coincidence, or something more sinister? As always, Irene won't stop until she uncovers the truth. (SIMON AND SCHUSTER, Oct., 384 pp., $24.00)