Genre: Mystery
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 429
Challenges: None

I added this book to my TBR list last July when my friend gave it such high praise. I’ve learned to trust her recommendations and when I started seeing other book bloggers also post such positive reviews I couldn’t wait any longer to read it.

Oh this is good. This is really good.

Twenty years ago in a Dublin suburb, three children disappeared in the woods. Two of them were never seen again. One of the boys was found clinging to a tree with no memory of what had happened. His shoes were filled with blood. That boy is now Detective Rob Ryan and a 12 year old girl has been found murdered in those same woods.

Ryan and his partner Cassie Maddox begin their investigation. Cassie is the only person he works with who knows Rob’s connection to the old case. The questions just keep coming. Are the cases connected? Will Rob remember anything of what happened when he was a child? Can he effectively work this case? What kind of extra pressure will this put on his partner?

The writing is wonderful, the pacing is superb, the story unfolds and the tension rises. This is a psychological suspense story as much as it is a murder mystery. The praise for this book is well deserved. I highly recommend it