Special Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover agent in the Moretti gang behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed. Then a woman's body is found branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....
Alice Tully knows exactly what happened that spring day six years ago, though it's still hard for her to believe it's real. The images, the sounds, and the aftermath are imprinted on her memory. She'll never be able to forget, even though she's trying to lead a normal life. She's making a go of things, putting her past behind her at last. But Alice's past is dangerous, and violent, and sad. And it's about to rip her new life apart.
Kate Rickman seems just like any other 19-year-old girl. She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys, and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend. But Kate's not really normal at all. "Kate" is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones...and it's a facade that's crumbling fast. Jennifer has spent the last nine years frantically trying to escape from her horrifying past. Increasingly desperate, Jennifer decides to do something drastic. She contacts the only other girl who might understand what she's dealing with, breaking every rule of her parole along the way.
A child is stolen - gone but not forgotten. As Stella watches the police investigation unfold, she starts to ask a terrifying question. Where was her own mother that night?
It’s been five years since Rose’s mother, Kathy, went missing, and all Rose wants to do is get on with her life. Then police officer Henry Thompson comes calling: a body has been found buried in the garden of Rose’s old house. The body of a missing teenage girl. Rose and Joshua have one last chance to clear their parents’ names. But if they fail, the consequences will be deadly…
Joshua's uncle has survived a near fatal accident and Rose and Joshua drive to Newcastle to visit him, along with their friend Skeggsie. Joshua is convinced they are being followed. Can it be true, or is it just his paranoia? And then the precious murder notebooks are stolen. Somebody out there really does not want Rose and Joshua to find their parents. But who? And why?
Rose's mother and Joshua's father have disappeared. Police inquiries have gone nowhere, but Rose and Joshua still believe that they are alive. Joshua is determined to work out the meaning of the cryptic ‘murder’ notebooks they have discovered. Rose receives some odd, desperate messages from Rachel, a former best friend, followed by the terrible news that Rachel is dead. But what does Rachel have to do with their parents?
Rose and Joshua meet when Joshua and his dad come to live with Rose and her mum. Then their world is shattered when their mother and father go out one evening and never return. With police inquiries going nowhere, Rose and Joshua are separated and sent to live with relatives. Then Rose is witness to not one, but two murders. Why is this happening? And how does it fit in with the disappearance of their parents?
"Liberal Agendas", by John Cassidy; "Farm Barge", by Mark Singer; "Street Cop", by Nicholas Lemann; "Anti-Semite and Jew", by Anne Applebaum; and "Back to the Past", by Anthony Lane.
"Two Ships", by Adam Gopnik; "A Mission Gone Wrong", by Mattathias Schwartz; "The Impossible Body", by Jonah Weiner; and "Home Truths", by David Denby.