Too many secrets, too many lies. . . . A gripping suspense novel by Linwood Barclay, a master of the genre and bestselling international author, now in mass market paperback.
It's been two months since private investigator Cal Weaver's teenage son, Scott, died in a tragic drug-related accident. Ever since, he and his wife have drifted apart, fracturing a once-normal life. Cal is mired in grief he can't move past. And maybe that has clouded his judgment. Because he made a grave mistake driving home on a very rainy night. A drenched young girl tapped on his window as he sat at a stoplight and asked for a ride. And even though he knew a forty-something man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is a fool, he let her in the car--she was the same age as Scott and maybe she could help him find the dealer who sold his son the drugs that killed him. However, after a brief stop at a roadside diner, Cal senses that something's not right with the girl or the situation. But it's too late. He's already involved.
Soon Cal finds himself mired in a nightmare of pain and suspicion. Something is horribly wrong in the small town of Griffon in upstate New York. There are too many secrets, too many lies. And Cal decides to expose those secrets one by one.
On a rainy night, a man gives a teenage girl a lift home, but the girl he picks up isn't the same one he drops off. Once again, bestseller Linwood Barclay hooks the reader from page one with his latest suspense masterpiece.
[A] killer of a thriller NEW YORK TIMES Sure-fire and highly adroit storytellers as Barclay, whose speciality is to take ordinary people and to gradually dismantle all the meaningful elements in their lives ... This is Barclay firing on all cylinders FINANCIAL TIMES
Linwood Barclay is married with two children and lives near Toronto. A former columnist for the TORONTO STAR, he is the author of several No.1 bestsellers, including the Richard and Judy 2008 Summer Read winner NO TIME FOR GOODBYE. www.linwoodbarclay.com