The third heart-racing story featuring medical examiner Dr. Sam Owens, only from New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison.
Dear Dr. Owens, if you are reading this, I am dead and I would be most grateful if you could solve my murder…
Forensic pathologist Dr. Samantha Owens thought life was finally returning to normal. Settling into her new job at Georgetown University, the illusion is shattered when she receives a disturbing letter from a dead man imploring her to solve his murder. There’s only one catch. Timothy Savage’s death was so obviously a suicide that the case has been closed.
When Sam learns Savage left a will requesting she autopsy his body, she feels compelled to look into the case. The postmortem uncovers clear signs that Savage was indeed murdered. And she finds DNA from a kidnapped child whose remains were recovered years earlier.
The investigation takes Sam into the shadows of a twenty-year-old mystery that must be solved to determine what really happened to Timothy Savage. Nothing about the case makes sense, but it is clear someone is unwilling to let anyone, especially Samantha Owens, discover the truth.
Originally published in 2014