When Irene Kelly's articles profiling missing children run in the Las Piernas Express, she anticipates the renewed public interest and the deluge of phone tips and remembered clues; she even anticipates the renewed pain of the anguished parents. What she doesn't expect is that the articles will set off a murderous chain reaction -- and put her life in peril.
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"The many plot twists should keep readers turning the pages, even if the windup is a little improbable. " - PW.
" A refreshingly original mystery devoid of the genre's usual trappings. Not to be missed" - Library Journal.
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Jan Burke is a critically acclaimed and national bestselling author of fourteen bookstwelve of crime fiction, a supernatural thriller, and a collection of short stories. She won one of crime fiction's top honors, the Edgar Award for Best Novel, for Bones.
Burke was born in Texas, but has lived in Southern California most of her life, often in coastal citiesseveral of which combine to make up the fictional Las Piernas, where her series character, reporter Irene Kelly, works and lives. Jan and her husband, Tim, share their home with two dogs, Britches and Wylie. (Cappy, the beloved shepherd mix who appears on some of Jan's cover photos, died in 2010 at the ripe old age of sixteen.) Burke's husband is musician and teacher Tim Burke.
She attended California State ...
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