For 20 years, from age 13 until after she married, Laura cared for her father. That's because her psychopathic mother, on several occasions attempted to kill Laura with a butcher knife. Laura decides this could not continue and that she must live her own life. So she abandons her Alzheimer's disease-afflicted father at a county fair, without any ID--just a slip of paper that says "My name is Larry."
Detective Liz Roberts, who also was abandoned by her birth mother, is assigned to the case, and in her investigation into Larry's identity and her attempt to locate Laura, she discovers many long-lost secrets.
The story reels you in with little clues as to where it is heading as it builds to an 'insane' climax that you will never see coming. One reviewer said "I was drawn into the story right away. The descriptions were so vivid, I could see the characters and the scenery in my mind as the story unfolded. I was surprised as the author continued to take me through the twists and turns and secrets (of a) gripping story."
Other reviewers agreed: "Apart from being a very good tragedy, this book also can be categorized as an excellent psychological thriller. Every character in this story has some emotional issues of their own including the leading investigator. Dark secrets of their lives (await) to make their lives more miserable."
" I would not let me go until I finished it. I expected a miserable tale of a sufferer from the disease but was served much more than this. The book indeed offers a lot of information and insight into the life of the victims and their careers and relatives, but the story to me was more a psychological thriller."
"The suspense is kept up all throughout the book and made me turn the pages with increasing curiosity. At the same time it had substance as the personal issues are not merely touched upon but are given some substantial attention, and...the story is reminding us that humans remain humans and just because someone has a disease it does not make them a good person overnight."