Catherine Lea sets up a taut, ticking-clockthriller premise and weaves inside it a classic fair-play puzzle plot.Elizabeth and Stacey May - two very different women - work together to pull youin and keep you guessing. Thoroughly satisfying." - Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winningauthor of QUIET NEIGHBORS.
"Lea delivers a compelling, fast-paced tale of what happens when the very system we depend on to keep us safe becomes the very thing that endangers us."
- Robin Burcell, Bestselling author of THE KILL ORDER
From the Inside Flap
Stacy May Charms was 15 when she gave birth to Tyler in the back seat of her boyfriend's car. Stacy was going to be the perfect mom. She was going to be the mom she never had.One bad check changed all that.Now, after serving three years of a five-year prison sentence for assaulting the social worker who took Tyler away from her, Stacy is the first successful candidate for a new program designed to grant early release to young offenders and get them back into the community. But Stacy has her own plans. And the first is to find her child, and disappear forever.