A novel of both great sadness and great beauty; a gripping story drenched in the exquisite allure of the natural world.' Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale'A tour de force of literary suspense. It pulled me under and left me gasping.' Christina Baker Kline, author of The Exiles'Visceral and hauntingly suspenseful.' Aimee Molloy, author of The Perfect Mother From the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris WifeA detective hiding away from the world. A disappearance that reaches into her past.
Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective living in San Francisco. When unspeakable tragedy strikes, she turns to the Californian village of Mendocino to grieve. Seeking comfort in the chocolate-box village she grew up in, Anna instead arrives to news that a local girl has gone missing.
The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of a crucial time in Anna's childhood, when an unsolved murder changed the community forever. As past and present collide, Anna is forced to confront the darkest side of human nature.