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She’s investigating a cold case no one else could — by going places no else would dare.
In spite of a harrowing past still haunting her, Gwen Proctor is trying to move forward. Until a new assignment gives her purpose: the cold-case disappearance of a young man in Tennessee. Three years missing, no clues. Just Ruth Landry, a tortured mother in limbo. Gwen understands what it’s like to worry about your children.
Gwen’s investigation unearths new suspects... and victims. As she follows each sinister lead, the implications of the mystery grow more disturbing. Because the closer Gwen gets, the closer she is to a threat that looms back home.
In a town that’s closed its ranks against Gwen; her partner, Sam; and her kids, there’s no bolder enemy than the Belldene family — paramilitary, criminal, powerful, and vengeful. As personal vendettas collide with Gwen’s investigation, she’s prepared to fight both battles. But is she prepared for the toll it could take on everyone she loves?
Rachel Caine is a pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (born 1962), who also writes as Roxanne Longstreet. She's an American writer of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and horror novels. She also publishes media tie-in novels as Julie Fortune.
Rachel Caine is a former professional musician who has the distinction of having played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and John Williams. She's also an avid movie buff, a TV-holic, and says she "prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers."
Rachel Caine does most of her writing in a coffee shop near her home. She says she finds Caramel Mocha "very inspirational." She listens to music while she writes, the playlist changing from project to project.
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