St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312961725, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 1998
In a summer of drugs, gangs, guns, and weirdos, two new homicides seem unrelated-a lonely old woman's fall down her basement steps casts suspicion on her bickering heirs and an ex-teacher drowns in a motel pool with no one to mourn her.
Then a collection of newspaper clippings and an eruption of brutal murders propel Marti back seven years to an abused child's disappearance-and into a fierce need to pull the threads together. Slowly, skillfully, she draws closer a killer out to bury a family horror only Marti can lay to rest.
Eleanor Taylor Bland is the author of four previous Marti MacAlister mysteries: Done Wrong, Gone Quiet, Slow Burn, and Dead Time. She lives in Waukegan, Illinois.
"Marti MacAlister is a most welcome addition to crime fiction." --Sara Paretsky
"MacAlister is the real deal." --Chicago Tribune
"Pulls no punches...a stellar installment in an excellent series." --Booklist
"A deftly written, cleverly plotted joy to read." --Washington Times