Jonathan is a private investigator in a decaying Eastern European city, consumed by his work and his failing marriage. Approached one day by an elderly couple, he is presented with a faded photograph of their daughter, missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the image of the little girl, who was the same age when she vanished as his own daughter is now - he is compelled to find her.
In the opening chapter of Shade, a woman dies in the house where she grew up, killed by her childhood friend. The clumsy murderer manages to eliminate her body; however, her spirit returns to narrate this riveting novel of love and war, childhood alliances, and inevitable betrayals. Nina Hardy's ghost is vigilant, patient, and forgiving.
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