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By Lisa Unger

New York Times bestseller, Good Morning America Top e-book choose, Walmart Bookclub decide, and Unger named an "Emerging writer" through Target! 

Everybody understands everyone within the Hollows, a old fashioned, fascinating city outdoors of latest York urban. it is a position the place acquaintances keep watch over one another's young children, the place humans say hi within the supermarket, and the place highschool cliques and antics are by no means particularly forgotten. As a baby, Maggie chanced on residing less than the microscope of small-town existence stifling. yet as a spouse and mom, she has fortunately lower back to The Hollows's insular include. As a psychologist, her wisdom of relatives histories offers strong insights into her sufferers' lives. So whilst the female friend of her teenage son, Rick, disappears, Maggie's intuitive present proves beneficial to the case--and additionally dangerous. 

Eerie parallels quickly emerge among Charlene's disappearance and the kidnapping of one other neighborhood woman that shook the neighborhood years in the past whilst Maggie used to be undefined. The research has her husband, Jones, the lead detective at the case, appearing strangely.  Rick, already a brooding youngster, turns into much more withdrawn.  In a city the place the earlier is usually current, not anyone is above suspicion, no longer even a son within the eyes of his father.  

"I know the way a second can spiral out of control," Jones says to a stunned Maggie as he searches Rick's room for incriminating proof. "How the implications of 1 careless motion can expense you everything."

As she attempts to reassure him that Rick embodies his father in the entire very important methods, Maggie realizes this could be precisely what Jones fears so much. made up our minds to discover the reality, Maggie pursues her personal leads into Charlene's disappearance and exposes a long-buried city secret--one that can spoil every little thing she holds expensive. This exciting novel approximately one community's difficult but fragile bonds will depart readers asking, How good do i do know the folks i admire? and the way a ways might i am going to guard them?

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Is that actual? ” Charlene shrugged. Maggie spotted that her eyes all started relocating round the room, having a look all over the place yet at Maggie. “I don’t understand. He’s okay, i suppose. silly. He and my mother have a very undesirable courting. they create out the worst in one another. ” Maggie puzzled what she used to be retaining again. “Your mom advised Jones that she hit Graham with a baseball bat. ” Charlene appeared up, shock lifting her eyebrows. “She instructed him that? ” “They discovered blood within the kitchen. ” She nodded, regarded back off. “That’s while I left. final time they fought, I obtained within the center and wound up with a black eye. I promised myself it wasn’t going to occur back. ” “How was once he in case you left? ” “He used to be at the ground, moaning and cursing at my mother. She was once screaming at him. I don’t even imagine they spotted me pack and depart. I don’t recognize what occurred then. there has been blood. He didn’t glance stable. ” Charlene shook her head.

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