Consumed by her high-powered legal career, Hailey Sutter doesn't often think about what's missing from her life—her family. But a mysterious letter changes that, admonishing her to "look closely" at her mother's death, which she has always believed was an accident.

Searching for the brother and sister she barely remembers, visiting the old family home, talking to the local sheriff—each stimulates Hailey's memory a little, but nothing provides the answers she's looking for. Talking to her father proves fruitless as well. Hailey's not even certain she can trust him, the one constant in her life. But she needs to know the truth, and she's determined to find it, at any cost.

Fast-paced and based on an intriguing premise, this book mostly lives up to its promise. Hailey's a nicely drawn character, but her self-absorption makes her difficult to relate to at times. (Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer