Dr. Jean Sheridan returns home to England for the 20-year reunion of her alma mater. Before she left, her boyfriend was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Jean was pregnant and put their daughter up for adoption. Lately, she's been receiving faxes, threatening to harm her daughter.

Five of Jean's former classmates, who used to sit at a lunch table together, have since died in "accidents." When another alum disappears from the reunion, Jean fears for her daughter's safety and her own. With the help of detective Sam Degan, Jean tries to figure out which former classmate would wish to harm the women.

Jean wonders whom she can trust, as she begins her desperate search for the daughter she gave away, before the killer finds her first. With eerie thrills and chills, this novel races to its gripping conclusion, where a killer who calls himself "the Owl" is exposed in a breathtaking finale. (Apr., 370 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick