Twenty-five years after a child's murder shocks a small Ohio town, new evidence forces everyone to question what they believe in this tense thriller from the bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Cemetery Girl. Janet Manning has been haunted by the murder since the day she lost sight of her four-year-old brother in the park. Now, with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Justin's death looming, a detective and a newspaper reporter have started to ask questions, opening old wounds and raising new suspicions. Could the man convicted of the murder-who spent more than two decades in prison-really be innocent? Janet's childhood friend and high school crush, who was in the park with her that day, has returned to Dove Point, where he is wrestling with his own conflicted memories of the events. And a strange man appears at Janet's door in the middle of the night, claiming to know the truth. Soon, years of deceit will be swept away, and the truth about what happened to Janet's brother will be revealed. And the answers that Janet has sought may be found much closer to home than she ever could have imagined.
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by David Bell
by David Ambrose
by David Hosp
by David Gordon
by David Harrison
"Fred Lehne's intimate, seductive voice immediately captures attention, growing more insistent as the intriguing story of a twenty-five-year- old mystery unfolds. Seven-year-old Janet Manning is supposed to watch her four-year-old brother, Justin. Instead, she runs off to play with her friend, Michael. Justin disappears from the playground and is later found murdered. For 25 years, Janet and Michael are plagued with guilt and fuzzy memories of that day. When the investigation is reopened, Lehne provides the major players with immediately identifiable, distinct personalities. Especially believable are Janet's teenaged daughter, Ashleigh; the young black man who was convicted of the crime, Dante Rogers; the cop who was involved in the first investigation, Detective Frank Styne; and Janet's brusque father, Bill Manning. Lehne's truthful performance enhances David Bell's psychological shocker. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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