- Apr 17, 2007)
Literature & Fiction | Contemporary
Mystery & Thrillers | Thrillers | Suspense
Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. The lives of four families changed
forever. Now, two decades later, they are about to change again. Paul Copeland, the county prosecutor of Essex, New Jersey, is still haunted by his sisters still unsolved murder. Cope--as he is known--is now dealing with raising his six-year-old daughter as a single father after his wife died of cancer. Balancing family life and a rapidly ascending career as a prosecutor, Cope is distracted from his past traumas, but only for so long. When a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the prosecutor's family are threatened. Is this homicide victim one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind that summer twenty years ago: his first love, Lucy; his mother, who abandoned the family; and the secrets that his Russian parents might have been hiding even from their own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to the light.
One person said, "This book starts out slow, but the action heats up and grows more compelling as the plot unfolds, with more than one very encouraging surprise twist. If you are a fan at all of this author, you will not be dissatisfied with this fine suspense volume."
Another wrote, "Couldn't put it down. Harlan Coben never fails to write of book full of suspense and this book is no different."