Steve Farris is an unexceptional middle-aged architect with an extraordinary past: When he was 9, his father came home one evening and coolly murdered his mother, brother, and sister before vanishing off the face of the earth. Steve has coped mainly by blotting out the terrible memories, but when writer Rebecca Soltero arrives to interview him about his father, he is forced to reawaken the horrors of his childhood.
As Rebecca takes him back, probing his memory, unexpected new facts are revealed with disturbingly shocking parallels to his current situation. Steve knows that if he is to find out whether he too is heading down the road to tragedy, he must discover the truth about his past.
©1993 Thomas H. Cook. Recorded by arrangement with The Mysterious Press.com, LLC. (P)2012 HighBridge Company.
“Cook...displays an impressive narrative simplicity and a therapist’s insightfulness, producing finely crafted psychological crime-fare.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A haunting tale...[that] defies expectations...[with] an ending that is both surprising and devastating.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Harrowing...Terror builds and the ending to this chilling study...is a dizzying jolt.” (Publishers Weekly)
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