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"A methodical thriller bristling with interpersonal intrigue and compelling characters." - Kirkus Review
Faced with his wife's chilling silence to the ransom demand, kidnapped expatriate Jake Cornish must discover unknown strengths in his struggle to retain his dignity in the face of the humiliating circumstances imposed by a family seeking their own way out of poverty and frustration.
"Surprises throughout that keep the story going until a very clever ending...kept me on the edge of my seat!" Patricia Moylan Davis
The investigation into the whereabouts of his young assistant Katy Shore is a waste of time in accountant Cal Miller's opinion and, with his reputation as a relative newcomer to small town Leyton's business community to protect, and his wife's good graces to consider, the decision to withhold information that could get him into trouble is an easy one. A couple of days and he'll be in the clear, or so he thinks, until he discovers Katy's deceptions far outweigh his own. Facing issues of trust he thought he'd put behind him, Cal finds his business, marriage and freedom at stake in a way he could never have imagined. With detectives deaf to his claims that no crime has been committed and townspeople out for revenge, his ill-conceived responses to the developing scandal merely aggravate the situation and lead even his family to wonder whether his secrets are darker and his past more blemished than he is willing to admit.