"An assured, powerful novel that blends suspense and rich family drama...it is, in a word, unforgettable."-William Landay, author of DEFENDING JACOB It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, prefers to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world. As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion. As they seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town - or perhaps lives among them - drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
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"Narrator Dylan Baker affects an emotionally detached tone for Walker's new novel. This may seem an unusual choice, given the dramatic depiction of sexual assault that is at the heart of the story. But Baker uses a distant manner to build tension and take the listener inside the attack. As Walker's character, Jenny Kramer, recovers physically from being raped, she's given a controversial drug to wipe the assault from her memory. Baker's deliberate pacing reflects the ambiguity that results. The event itself is gone from Jenny's mind. But can its emotional effects really be wiped clean--just like that? And what might such an open psychic wound do to a young woman as she goes on with her life? R.O. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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