Published: March 23rd 2010 by Dutton Adult (first published January 1st 2010)
Hardcover: 400 pages
An explosive new stand-alone thriller from #1 New York Times bestseller Harlan Coben.
Wendy is a reporter on a mission: She's chasing down the lowest of the low-sexual predators-and exposing them on national television. Her big break comes when she nails a child advocate who works with abused and underserved children. She's there, cameras rolling, when the cops cuff him and the guy realizes his life is well and truly over.
Three months later, the perp is off the grid, missing and presumed dead after the father of a victim claims to have killed him. Wendy, proud to have taken the man down in front of a shocked television audience, has moved on to the story of a missing girl, Erin, in a nearby suburb. The whole country is obsessed with finding this child, and Wendy should be well on her way to journalistic superstardom.
Then is all comes unhinged: Wendy gets a phone call that changes everything. A group of local fathers, out of work and not above vigilante justice, begins to take matters into their own hands on Erin's behalf. Secrets long-buried rise to the surface and Wendy begins to wonder if her assumptions that fateful night three months ago were based on solid investigative journalism-or if she has unwittingly been part of a grand manipulation aiming to destroy an innocent man.
It took well over a week for me to read this book. Dan was in trouble for talking sexually to a 13 year old girl online. He wants to meet with Wendy who is a reporter because he claims he was set up. Haley McWaid was missing and her cell phone was found in Dan's hotel room. There were many people involved in what went on in this book. I thought this book was pretty slow and it was just okay. I gave it 2 out of 5 stars.