Times Reviewers Choice Award for
Best Contemporary Mystery Novel of 2008
searching for his perfect daughter ... with each little girl he
little girlseach blond, each on the verge of adolescencestolen
from their families.
bodies discovered months later in shallow graves, surrounded by
trinkets they never owned, clutching a scrap of paper bearing
a cryptic verse.
a forensic nurse in rural South Carolina, Ashlee Chadwick Davenport
acts as both caregiver and cop, gathering evidence from anyone
who arrives in the local E.R. as the result of a crime. It's a
tough job, both physically and emotionally draining, but deeply
a child's red shoe is discovered on Davenport property. The evidence
leads Ashlee to the body of a missing girl and her work suddenly
invades every aspect of her life. As an expert and a witness,
she must call upon all her resources. And when the killer's eye
turns to her, she becomes intimately involved with a crime that
tests her mind and her spirit ... and the price of failure will
be another child's life.
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