The fourth book in the series featuring Virginia Homicide Investigator Lucinda Pierce.
A missing elderly man shows up dead on his son's front porch, his pockets full of acorns. Pierce isn't certain if she's investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she's ever encountered. The investigation brings her into contact with the adult children of people with dementia and leads her to a strange remote wonderland. When the missing are found, often questions remain.
About the author: Diane Fanning is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart. Her other works of true crime include the bestseller Mommy's Little Girl, A Poisoned Passion, ThePastor's Wife, Gone Forever, and Through the Window. She isalso the author of the Lucinda Pierce Mysteries: The Trophy Exchange,Punish the Deed, Mistaken Identity, Twisted Reason, and FalseFront. She has been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, Court TV, the Today Show and the Discovery Channel, and has been interviewed on dozens of radiostations coast to coast. Her books are sold throughout the English-speaking world, including the UK and Australia, and there are more than half a million copies in print. Before becoming a writer, Fanning worked in advertising, and she earned more than 70 Addy Awards.
©2011 Diane Fanning (P)2012 Diane Fanning
"Edgar-finalist Fanning skillfully illuminates the heartbreaking challenges facing Alzheimer's victims and their families in her fourth mystery featuring Virginia homicide detective Lucinda Pierce (after 2010's Mistaken Identity)." (Publisher's Weekly)
"True crime author Fanning brings a rare brand of realism to her work. Still undergoing reconstructive surgeries for the shotgun blast that disfigured her beautiful face, Pierce is intelligent and a pit bull when it comes to finding the guilty. Readers who like to have their emotions engaged while trying to solve the mystery will enjoy Pierce's latest adventure." (Library Journal)
"What's happening to all the senior citizens who are demented, missing and feared dead? As usual, Fanning (Mistaken Identity, 2010, etc.) poses Lucinda a quirky mystery, this time providing a thoughtful look at the stress of those caring for loved ones with dementia." (Kirkus Reviews)
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