Small-town secrets are revealed in the wake of a Catholic priest's murder in upstate New York in this heart-stopping novel from an Edgar Award–winning author. Two decades ago, the tiny New York hamlet of Bessemer was horrorstruck when a young Catholic priest was savagely bludgeoned to death in the middle of a blinding winter deluge. No one was ever charged with the crime, so when police beat reporter Ed Sperl listens to an old recording of journalists talking about the sensational case, he's stunned to notice something: the tiniest of connections that no one has made before. The new evidence compels him to investigate further than he thought possible—and further than some people would like. The woman who made the recording, Bessemer reporter Marlee West, is still dealing with the shadow that has hung over her small town since that terrible night. And she fears that her colleague's curiosity has awakened a nightmare from the past. But the killer is already closer than she dares to imagine. From an author known for both true crime and suspense, including the Edgar Award winner Carolina Skeletons, this is a chilling thriller that "will surprise even the most astute mystery reader" (Publishers Weekly).