Jonathan Vail’s novel made him famous. His disappearance made him a legend. Thirty-five years ago, the young writer embarked on a camping trip in Utah’s Slickrock Canyon, never to be seen again. His journal vanished with him. Now, archivist Claire Reynier, preserver of Vail’s legacy, finds herself drawn into literature’s most elusive mystery. But separating fact from fiction proves to be a dangerous proposition.
The search for the missing diary has led Claire to a case of cold-blooded murder committed in the shadow of Vail family secrets - and linked to a devoted fan determined to keep the mystery of Jonathan Vail’s vanishing buried forever.
This was a nice story with an intersting plot and strong character development. It flowed nicely and there were a couple of twists and turns to keep you interested. Although it was a good mystery there was no excitement. It was like taking a stroll along a familiar trail. You know what's there but you enjoy it anyway. I would recommend it and I might buy the next book in the series.