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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Silent Girls comes this chilling, harrowing thriller set in rural Vermont about a recluse who believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance.

I won’t say a word. Cross my heart and hope to die...

Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn’t simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally’s crude and chilling drawings, Jonah’s little lies, and the sheriff’s nagging fears that nothing is what it seems.

For Sally’s best friend, Lucinda, it’s something else. She trusts Sally not to just disappear, not after they’ve shared so many secrets - especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she’ll never tell. No one would believe her anyway.

As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what’s seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark…

©2018 Eric Rickstad (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Parts of the story really made me uneasy.

The underlying story was decent. But, the main character's obsession with the girl he finds is disturbing. Not as impressed as with other books by this writer.

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  • Sara
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Interesting...

Good solid story. I do wish it was more of a thriller. It is a good who dun it story. Eric Rickstad is incredibly descriptive so if did make it is joy to listen too as he drew the scene with his words. The narrator Stephen Graybill was good. He wasn’t the most expressive or filled with emotion.

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Good Book

I think this has been my favorite book so far. I didn't want it to end.

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WOW

Didn't think i was going to like this wonderful audio i was so wrong. Just keep listening because it is so worth it.

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Best one yet!

Loved every minute of it! Best of Mr. Rickstad, yet! Cant wait for the next!

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Good story to keep you listening

Unfortunately I didn't care for the narrator but the story kept me listening. Good detail and enough suspense to keep you wanting to turn it on after each chapter break.

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