When he is eight years old Reuben Sykes kills his abusive father in a remote cabin in the mountains of Virginia. Although the act brings with it a sense of tremendous relief, Reuben takes no pleasure in it. The subsequent murder of his sister, though, is an entirely different matter. When done, in fact, his only regret is that he can't kill her all over again.
Sixty-four years later, when four-year-old Sophie Crandall is abducted from her grandfather's home in rural Maine, the ensuing investigation brings answers no one is prepared to hear.
A roller-coaster ride of a book that will thrill you, shock you, and ultimately leave you with a sense of dread.
AMAZON READER REVIEWS:
"I finished this book several days ago and it keeps visiting me anyway. This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read and I am an avid reader."
"By far, one of the best suspense novels I've read in a long time. Dakin is a brilliant story teller."
"Wow!!! This book is a true thriller!
"This is a first rate mystery/thriller. The story is very believable, and the characters are real and intriguing."
"The story is extremely fast paced with brilliant narration."
"Very intense! The characters are strong and backed by a solid plot. Just don't think you have figured everything out until you read the last page."
"Addictive! I'm truly hooked and wouldn't have it any other way!!!!"
"Chilling. Tragedy begets horror in this unrelenting tale of serial murder. Dakin does a wonderful job of keeping his readers hoping for relief while he weaves tragedy, hope, love, hatred, and brutality into a masterwork worth reading."