“One of the most compelling psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time…grabs you from the very first page and does not loosen its grip.” —Alison Gaylin, bestselling author of What Remains of Me
While her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, FBI Agent Elsa Myers answers the NYPD’s call to assist in the search for Ruby, a teenage girl abducted from Forest Hills, Queens. Throughout the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads obscures the fact that Ruby was taken by a serial offender—and that her life may not be the only one in danger.
With each passing hour, Elsa’s carefully compartmentalized world collapses around her. Everything that she has buried—her fraught relationship with her sister and niece, her self-destructive past, her mother’s death—threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences.
Novelist Karen Ellis lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.