International best-selling author Katia Lief’s thriller features a mysterious disappearance and a serial killer with a "seven year itch" he has to scratch.
From the first words she speaks, Vanessa Johannson creates the emotionally-charged, blood-chilling atmosphere surrounding the hunt for Emily Parker, a mother who while on vacation made a last-minute trip to the store, but didn’t return. For a retired FBI profiler, her disappearances ignites fears there is a link to a case he could never quite let go, and that there are only five days in which to prevent a horrific tragedy.
She was supposed to be right back....
Before the long drive home from vacation on Cape Cod, Emily Parker made a quick run to the grocery store... and disappeared.
When her car is found abandoned in the parking lot, her husband, Will, turns to a retired FBI profiler named John Geary for help.
As her family scours the Cape for her, Emily's thoughts are not on her own safety. Kept helpless in a madman's lair, she watches him prepare a five-day countdown that will bring him to his real victim - her young son.