Lost in the New Hampshire woods, Penelope Chestnut stumbles upon the 45-year-old wreckage of the airplane last used by Colt Sinclair and Frannie Beaudine. Local legends speculate as to what happened to the two young people rumored to have been lovers on the run, but no one had ever known for sure what became of them.

As soon as Penelope opens her mouth, she realizes that her story is likely to bring unnecessary publicity and trouble. She tries to recant, but it might be too late.

Wyatt Sinclair has long wondered about his uncles disappearance. News of Penelopes discovery whets his curiosity, and news that his father has sent an investigator sends Wyatt to New Hampshire. After learning the particulars from Penelope, his curiosity becomes suspicion. Together, the two search for the truth.

Someone is determined that the past remain a mystery and will use threats and violence to keep the truth hidden.

Ms. Neggers weaves a mystery that is certain to interest one and all. (Mar., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Debbie Richardson