THE FIRST TWIST WILL STUN YOU. THE SECOND AND THIRD WILL FLOOR YOU. A grieving cop on the edge. A tormented writer scarred by his past. A ruthless killer who will stop at nothing. All bound by one horrifying secret. Homicide Detective Jake Hawksworth is still reeling from the unsolved death of his beloved wife when he gets the call. A voice from the past, from the most shocking case of his career, one that has haunted him for decades. The boy Jake once saved from a traumatic ordeal is now a best-selling mystery author. When a sinister crime from Drew McCauley’s novel-in-the-making becomes a shocking reality, he enlists Jake’s help. Is the kidnapping of Drew’s son somehow linked to the death of Jake’s wife? And could the monster who irrevocably altered these men’s lives be responsible for these seemingly unrelated events? As Jake races to save Drew’s son, a cat-and-mouse game ensues where no one is safe, not even Jake’s daughter. Jaw-dropping twists and turns, soaked in a bucket of red herrings, culminate in a showdown at a storm-ravaged house. It is here that long-buried secrets are unearthed and unspeakable truths are exposed, leading to a final reveal that will leave even the most jaded of readers stunned.