"Two psyche-scarred women, bound by tragic pasts and family secrets, vow to find out whether a man's death was a suicide or murder. Ari Wilburn was 10 when a hit-and-run driver killed her 8-year-old sister, Carli. That tragedy estranged Ari from her parents, especially her mother, who blamed her for Carli's death. She's not alone: Ari blames herself as well and has memories of pushing her sister just before the accident. She is banished to a childhood of group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention. A suicide survivor, she starts a support group where she meets Tina Alvarez, who has an even more harrowing past and is reeling from the death of her father, Josef, which the police have determined is a suicide. Tina's story awakens something in Ari, and she promises to help her discover whether Josef was actually murdered. "Not out of obligation," Ari states. "But because my decayed muscle of a heart had survived my life, and for once I cared about something. Someone. Perhaps I was human after all." ... Crane wallows in the victims' blood. It pools, oozes, sloshes, and seeps. Eerie foreshadowing (the Ari chapter headings count the days until her death) and twisted revelations keep the pages turning, but the author's empathy for her characters adds humanity to the macabre proceedings. Crane has two other ongoing series to her credit. A gripping tale of revenge and redemption." - Kirkus Reviews
"Her writing is dark, intriguing and she is a master of the unexpected twist. Ms. Crane cleverly blends a series of plots and subplots together to produce a satisfactory ending. Not all questions are answered and I'm looking forward to the next book
in the series." - Peter Ralph, white-collar crime fiction writer, author of Blood Gold in the Congo, #1 Amazon best-selling author
About the Author
She is a USA Today best-selling author of several award-winning thrillers: Pretty Ugly Lies, A Fatal Affair, and The Admirer's Secret. She has also written the chilling Little Things That Kill Series, which includes The Scream of Silence, The Art of Fear, and The Death of Life, and The Killer Thriller Series, including A Secondhand Lie and A Secondhand Life, which you can find on her website at pamelacrane.com.
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