From the author of the multimillion-copy bestseller The Face on the Milk Carton, comes a new riveting page-turner.
Murder. One of the Allerdon sisters has been charged with a pre-meditated killing and taken to jail. It doesn't seem possible--but it's happening. What was supposed to be a typical summer is anything but for this seemingly ordinary family.
Shortly after they arrive at their cozy family cottage on the river, Lander meets and is smitten witha handsome young man, and they begin to date. Miranda has a bad feeling about her sister's new boyfriend. And when the family must deal with an unimaginable nightmare, Miranda can't help feeling that the boyfriend has something to do with it.
The police say they have solid evidence against Lander. Miranda wants to believe in her sister when she swears she is innocent. But as Miranda digs deeper into the past few weeks of Lander's life, she wonders why everything keeps pointing to Lander's guilt.
"Jangling suspense juxtaposed with cozy details of family life keeps thriller master Cooney’s latest zooming along." — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Full of twists and turns . . . has all the elements that keep young mystery lovers coming back for more."--School Library Journal
"No one writes suspense like Cooney . . . . Haunting, harrowing, and hard to put down."--Kirkus Reviews
"Cleverly plotted . . . rooted in suspense . . . fully satisfying. Mystery fans will be delighted."--Booklist
From the Hardcover edition.