Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553591347, 596pp.
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s wedding is cause for celebration. Until a woman staggers down the aisle—incoherent, wearing only a white nightgown. A fingerprint check determines that she’s been missing for nearly eight years. Her coldly efficient captor toyed with her mind and body, imprisoning her, depriving her of any contact with the outside world. As Smoky fits together the pieces of what remains of the victim’s fractured life, a chilling picture emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take murder personally, never makes a mistake, follows his own sinister logic, and has set the perfect trap.
“McFadyen expertly builds the cat-and-mouse suspense to a crescendo and then twists the reader’s expectations at the end.”—Library Journal
“Intense . . . McFadyen knows how to put readers into the minds of his characters, but many will need megawatt night-lights after finishing.”—Publishers Weekly
“[McFadyen’s] writing is possessed with a sureness and confidence that some veteran authors would kill for.”—Bookreporter.com