A predicted crime, a lack of justice, and a desperate need for forgiveness – what else will detective Hugh Mercer find in a sleepy northern town?


On a cold December day in a northern countryside, a strange woman appears on the doorstep of the farmhouse Hugh Mercer is renting, warning him that a local named Elizabeth Goode is about to vanish under mysterious circumstances. Despite her ominous pleas for help, the former NYPD detective remains too preoccupied with the past he’s trying to escape back home in America and his affair with local police officer Alice Morrow. So, he simply dismisses the woman’s dire prediction.

But soon this strange woman’s desperate concerns become reality – and Mercer begins to realize that there is more to the seemingly ordinary Alice and the easy-going northern town she’s from. As Mercer and Alice work together to unravel this crime, they discover the dark history of all those involved and the desperation of those seeking revenge when forgiveness is not possible.


“Gripping and original … pick this one up and you won’t want to put it down!”

- Shari Lapena, bestselling author of <i>The Couple Next Door</i>