Randall Haight has a secret: when he was a teenager, he and his friend killed a 14-year-old girl.
Randall did his time and built a new life in the small Maine town of Pastor's Bay, but somebody has discovered the truth about Randall. He is being tormented by anonymous messages, haunting reminders of his past crime, and he wants private detective Charlie Parker to make it stop.
But another 14-year-old girl has gone missing, this time from Pastor's Bay, and the missing girl's family has its own secrets to protect. Now Parker must unravel a web of deceit involving the police, the FBI, a doomed mobster named Tommy Morris, and Randall Haight himself.
"...Connolly knows exactly what he is doing and how much he is risking, which, for me, is the mark of a highly accomplished writer now beginning to explore the limits of his chosen form." —Conor Fitzgerald, The Irish Times
"[A] cracking good tale that seamlessly blends suspense, mystery and just the lightest touch of his signature supernatural ambience." —The Independent (IE)
"Charlie is not only a sharp investigator and a likable guy; he's also an engaging narrator with a compelling voice. Another strong entry in this always exciting series." —Booklist
"An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable." —Kirkus Reviews
Atria Books, US & Canada hardcover, September 2011, ISBN: 9781439165270 Pocket Books, US & Canada paperback, June 2012, ISBN: 9781439165287 Hodder & Stoughton, UK, Ireland, Australia, etc. hardcover, September 2011, ISBN: 9780340993538 Hodder & Stoughton, UK, Ireland, Australia, etc. paperback, June 2012, ISBN: 9780340993552