Aidan Thomas is a family man and beloved figure in his small upstate New York town. But he has a dark secret: he is a kidnapper and serial killer. He's murdered eight women, and there's a ninth, Rachel, imprisoned in his backyard shed. When Aidan's wife dies, he and his daughter, Cecilia, are forced to move. Aiden must bring Rachel along, introducing her to Cecilia as a family friend who needs a place to stay. After five years of captivity, Aidan is betting on Rachel's being too brainwashed and fearful to attempt an escape. But Rachel is a fighter and survivor, and she recognizes that Cecilia might be the lifeline she has been waiting for. When Emily, a local restaurant owner, develops a crush on the handsome widower, she is drawn into Rachel and Cecilia's orbit, coming dangerously close to discovering Aidan's secret.
Clémence Michallon, 2023
Paperback, Good (initials of previous owner on first page top left corner, spine a bit worn around edges)
23.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm