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320 pages, Hardcover
First published January 1, 2020
To the month, twenty years had passed since her sister disappeared. Twenty years a missing child. A stolen child.It's 1941 and Elisabeth Pfautz and her daughter, Margaret, are alone in their house, surrounded by the Alaskan wilds when a stranger comes a-calling.
Not the least bit rude, no. But he was peculiar.There's just something about that odd man that has her wondering.
"I know that she's alive."And so begins the dance - between a murderer and a desperate soul.
He took a breath. A single breath. "Because I was involved in her disappearance."
....she couldn't help but feel like she was signing some contract with the devil himself.So.
"Just drop it," John said, speaking slowly and tightly, three separate sentences crammed into one. Just. Drop. It.I honestly didn't even realize that he was supposed to be a "bad guy" (or at least a bad husband) until 60-80 pages in...