Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When Jacquelina Garza, a young woman he's taken under his wing, disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her--despite her secretive and puzzlingly unhelpful family.Read more...
Phelan Tierney helps people who hope to start their lives over. When Jacquelina Garza, a young woman he's taken under his wing, disappears, the former lawyer devotes himself to finding her--despite her secretive and puzzlingly unhelpful family.
Jacqi has been to hell and back. Abducted by a child predator when she was eight years old, she still, years later, bears the scars of the incident and its very public aftermath. Her life takes an even steeper downward spiral when she witnesses the murder of a man it seems everyone wanted dead. But no one, not even the police, wants to hear her version of what actually happened.
Can these two wayward souls find redemption amid the convenient lies and difficult truths that have followed them for so long?
David Corbett, award-winning author of four previous novels, has written his most personal and powerful work to date, a story of haunting suspense with characters you will never forget.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-02-16
- Reviewer: Staff
At age eight, Jacquelina “Jacqi” Garza, the central character in this gripping crime novel from Edgar-finalist Corbett (Do They Know I’m Running?), was abducted and tortured. After the child predator was caught, Jacqi was subjected to relentless media exposure in her hometown of Rio Mirada, Calif. Now 17, she escapes from the rehab facility that the authorities put her in after she assaulted a teacher and a policeman. The rehab center asks Phelan Tierney, a disgraced attorney now working as a PI, to search for Jacqi. The police are also hunting her because security cameras show she’s a witness to a murder. Pete Navarette, a career criminal involved with Jacqi’s mother, wants the girl sent away and dispatches two thugs to find her. The thugs threaten Phelan, who thereafter becomes even more determined to locate Jacqi. But if he does, it’s unclear whether she’ll accept his help. This thrilling roller-coaster ride builds to an exciting conclusion. (Apr.)