With his career on thin ice and fresh ink on his divorce papers, Sacramento PD Detective Connor Parks goes searching for solace at the bottom of a bottle… and winds up in the arms of a beautiful woman.
By morning she’s gone, and the one clue she left behind sends Connor on a desperate mission to unravel a decade-old mystery—her abduction. Presumed dead for the last ten years, Claire Fletcher has been living her life as “Lynn,” a woman in the terrifying grip of her captor. After her unforgettable night with Connor, Claire clings to the hope that she’ll see him again, that he’ll follow her into the dark. But anyone who gets close to Claire has a way of turning up dead…and she’s unwittingly made Connor next on the list.
Before long, it becomes disturbingly clear: finding Claire Fletcher isn’t just going to be dangerous—it could be deadly.Read More
Leah Holloway has it all: a husband and three beautiful children, a gorgeous home, and a great career. Then one Saturday morning, on the way home from a youth soccer match, she causes four fatalities on a Sacramento highway before crashing an SUV full of children into a river. Thanks to the heroics of Claire Fletcher, who was fishing on the nearby river bank, the children survive, but Leah does not. Claire's encounter with the terrified young mother leaves no doubt that Leah intentionally crashed the vehicle.
Nearby, Claire’s former flame, Detective Connor Parks, is hard at work on the Soccer Mom Strangler case when his past association with Claire plunges him into the Holloway investigation. As he delves into Holloway's life, he finds nothing amiss. Those closest to her have no explanation for why she would do something so shocking. As their relationship heats back up, Claire urges Connor to look deeper. She is convinced that beneath the surface of Holloway's picture-perfect life lurks a secret so horrifying, it drove the woman to murder-suicide.
When Holloway is linked to the other Strangler victims, Connor and Claire realize that unearthing the woman’s deeply buried secrets is the only way to find the killer before he strikes again.Read More