Crime reporter Julia Gooden knows the past can never be truly escaped. She sees proof every day in her news stories. Now, absent for three decades, Julia’s father resurfaces to throw her life into turmoil again. Julia was only seven when Duke Gooden abruptly left. A month later, her nine-year-old brother, Ben, disappeared. Julia has never stopped hoping to find him, and Duke’s return offers vital clues—but it also makes her a target of those who intend to see Duke punished for his many sins. When Julia investigates the death of a city councilman’s young nephew, she finds links to a string of other murders . . . and to a web of greed and kidnapping that stretches back decades. Julia may finally be able to discover what happened to Ben all those years ago, but only if she’s willing to risk everything in her present . . . “A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Jane Haseldine is a journalist, former crime reporter, columnist, and newspaper editor, who also worked in politics as the deputy director of communications for a governor. Jane resides in Southern California. Readers can visit her website at www.janehaseldine.com.