“Readers of Harlan Coben will feel right at home here.” –Booklist
At DeRose & Associates Private Investigators in Virginia, Angie DeRose strives to find and rescue endangered runaways—work that stands in stark contrast to her own idyllic childhood. But in the wake of her mother’s sudden death, Angie makes a life-altering discovery. Hidden in her parents’ attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a hand-written message on the back: “May God forgive me.”
“A definite thrill fest.” –Suspense Magazine
Angie has no idea what it means or how to explain other questionable items among her mother’s possessions. Her father claims to know nothing. Could Angie have a sister or other relative she was never told about? Bryce Taggart, a U.S. Marshal, agrees to help Angie learn the fate of the girl in the photograph.
“Has the feel of the start of a new series. Angie DeRose is just too good to leave behind.” –Book Reporter
But the lies she and Bryce unearth will bring Angie’s past and present together with terrifying force. And everything she cherishes will be threatened by the repercussions of one long-ago choice—and an enemy who will kill to keep a secret hidden forever.