Four Corners of Night
By Craig Holden
(Island Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440224747, 416pp.)
Publication Date: October 12, 1999
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A twelve-year-old girl is snatched from the street where she lives. And for two cops, Mack Steiner and Bank Arbaugh--partners, best friends, fathers themselves--the girl's disappearance will hurtle them back through layers of friendship, memory, and loss. Because seven years before, Bank's own daughter vanished without a trace. And now, as police descend on the small midwestern city, as witnesses are grilled and evidence mounts, one case begins to illuminate the other. And for two men, a harrowing journey has begun--one that will test their long, complicated friendship and uncover a chilling truth about two missing girls, two shattered families, and at least one heartbreaking lie.
From the author The New York Times hails as "astonishing" comes a spellbinding blend of raw tension and human drama--a masterpiece of suspense that races toward a devastating climax...then jolts us again with a final, unforgettable twist.
Craig Holden was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He lives in Dexter, Michigan, with his wife and children.
"A compelling and heartbreaking story that is as much about family ties and loyalty as it is about catching a criminal."
"Craig Holden writes like a dream."
--The Washington Post
"Absorbing...[a] tense, thoughtful thriller...makes you feel just the right amount of fear."
--The New York Times
"A spine-tingling read...leaves us breathless."
--Detroit Free Press
"Part wrenching family drama...part tough procedural...delivers a punch in both its harrowing story and its carefully rendered prose."
--The Seattle Times
"Thought-provoking and sophisticated...builds to an exciting and shocking ending that is almost guaranteed to take you by surprise."
--The Denver Post
"A talented writer...a multilayered morality tale about the breakdown of trust between husband and wife, parent and child, friend and friend."
--The New York Times Book Review
"One grand surprise after another...Intelligent, splendid...[with] more twists and turns than a mountain trail."
--Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
--The Orlando Sentinel