Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 05/14/2019
My Rating: 3.5 Stars Their desperate secret. Her desperate search. A shattering truth exposed. Caroline Corbett wants nothing to do with her father, Hoff, a man who abandoned her as a young girl and then vanished from her life almost thirty years ago. But when her beloved aunt expresses a dying wish to see him once more, Caroline, despite her failing marriage and other personal troubles, drops everything to look for him.
Harris Fenton found the father figure he’d dreamed of when he turned eight and his mother married Hoff—but his disappearance four years later left Harris with scars he carries even now that he is a father himself. While he has a beautiful family and a great job, he’s hiding a shameful secret and a nightmare from his childhood.
Caroline’s search for Hoff soon uncovers a host of disturbing clues and draws a threat of violence. Her mind churns with memories of her troubled history, while Harris is losing the battle against his own demons. But for both of them, dredging up the past will be dangerous, and confronting the truth could prove life shattering.
About the Author
Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue-oriented, upmarket women’s fiction threaded with elements of suspense and defined by an emphasis on how crime affects family. She is the author of ten novels: The Last Innocent Hour, The Ninth Step, The Volunteer, Evidence of Life, Safe Keeping, Crooked Little Lies, Faultlines, The Truth We Bury, What Lies Below, and Tell No One.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sissel was raised in various locations across the Midwest. She once lived on the grounds of a first offender prison facility, where her husband was a deputy warden. Interacting with the inmates, their families, and the people who worked with them made a profound impression on her. The experience gave her unique insight into the circumstances of the crimes and the often-surprising ways the justice system moved to deal with them.
An avid gardener, Sissel has two sons and lives on a farm outside Austin in the Texas Hill Country. Read More