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Publisher Description

From New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes an explosive novel set in the peaceful small town of Promise Falls, where secrets can always be buried—but never forgotten…

After his wife’s death and the collapse of his newspaper, David Harwood has no choice but to uproot his nine-year-old son and move back into his childhood home in Promise Falls, New York. David believes his life is in free fall, and he can’t find a way to stop his descent.

Then he comes across a family secret of epic proportions. A year after a devastating miscarriage, David’s cousin Marla has continued to struggle. But when David’s mother asks him to check on her, he’s horrified to discover that she’s been secretly raising a child who is not her own—a baby she claims was a gift from an “angel” left on her porch.

When the baby’s real mother is found murdered, David can’t help wanting to piece together what happened—even if it means proving his own cousin’s guilt. But as he uncovers each piece of evidence, David realizes that Marla’s mysterious child is just the tip of the iceberg.

Other strange things are happening. Animals are found ritually slaughtered. An ominous abandoned Ferris wheel seems to stand as a warning that something dark has infected Promise Falls. And someone has decided that the entire town must pay for the sins of its past…in blood.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
July 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Amn.K ,

Broken promise

The thrill of the unknown keeps the reader intrigued throughout the book. I couldn't stop reading until I finished the last sentence. Simply amazing.

Kayak Jay ,

Worth More than One Read

This is a very exciting story that keeps the reader thinking and guessing right up to the very end, and leaves a cliff-hanger. The characters are very well-developed and real people. The action is not easy to foresee, and the book is very hard to put down. Everyone carries baggage, and the impact on everyone's life is remarkable. Very worth reading again and again.

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