Compelling and sharply written – Booklist
New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying novel of suspense as a young man’s investigation into his sister’s death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.
He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.
The more you know, the more there is to fear.
Three years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge.
Ben, now seventeen, is committed to finding the monster who abducted and strangled Ellen. Police believe she was the victim of a serial killer known as the Demon. But Ben knows better as his keen analytical mind sees patterns that don’t fit the Demon’s homicides. In his sister’s files, Ben notices tiny threads that link to other unsolved murders. As he continues to pore over the evidence at the local police precinct, he gains an unlikely ally: Ro Majors – the new girl at his high school – who has secrets of her own. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical as he is twisted.
Ben’s obsession will mark him as a threat to a killer. And uncovering the truth may not be enough to keep Ben and those he loves safe from a relentless psychopath who has nothing left to lose.”