The true story of a young boy’s disappearance and his mother’s dark secret from the author of Sharkeyes.
What happened to Brandon Sims? The four-year-old was last seen since July 3, 1992, attending a birthday party with his twenty-year-old mother, Michelle Jones. After that night, Brandon was never seen again, and his body has never been found.
Jones was employed, confident, talented, smart, assertive and involved in many community activities in Indianapolis, Indiana. For years she told some of her friends that Brandon was living with his father and others that he was staying with his grandmother in another state. Brandon’s father had been in jail and came looking for his son when he was released. Michelle’s shocked friends confronted her, and she confessed that Brandon was dead. She repeated her story to a detective, after she admitted herself to the local psych unit. Days later she checked out of the unit and refused to reveal the location of Brandon’s body. She was sure she had gotten away with murder…
And she would have except the detective didn’t believe her story. With the help of a novice prosecutor, he would soon discover truth is stranger than fiction where Santeria curses, the law, and politics are only a few of obstacles to justice.