A ten-year-old missing young woman. A town surrounded in a mystery that has yet to be solved. The bestselling author of We Were Mothers returns with a suspenseful psychological suspense novel.
Emma McCullough, an art student from upstate New York, walked into the woods a decade ago and was never seen again. It’s a mystery that continues to haunt her bucolic university town and her fractured family, particularly her sister, Haley, for whom the need for closure has become obsessional.Emma’s bracelet, lodged in a frozen piece of earth at the bottom of a gorge, has now been discovered as the first piece of evidence in the disappearance. The chilling trinket is more than a clue in a resurrected cold case for Emma’s three best college friends, a beloved former teacher, and Haley. It acts as a catalyst.
Then a woman is assaulted at an open house, and the links between the two crimes, which occurred ten winters apart, begin to emerge. The secrets that run as deep and dark as the currents in this peaceful river town do as well.