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Simon and Schuster, Aug 19, 2014 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Back Roads comes a fast-paced literary thriller about a forensic psychologist forced to face his own demons after discovering his small hometown terrorized by a serial killer.

Dr. Sheridan Doyle—a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist—is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office whenever a twisted killer’s mind eludes other experts. But beneath his Armani pinstripes, he’s still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago.

Returning to a hometown grappling with its own ghosts, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. Strangely, the body is connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miners' deaths. Teaming up with veteran detective Rafe, a father-like figure from his youth, Danny—in pursuit of a killer—comes dangerously close to startling truths about his family, his past, and himself.

In this masterfully told psychological thriller in the vein of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, the past and present collide to put Lost Creek’s long-lived ghosts to bed.
 

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What did I think? I loved it. Thank you for the opportunity to read the advance copy. I started the book yesterday and just couldn't stop turning the pages. The story just pulls you along looking for ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
31
Section 5
38
Section 6
45
Section 7
54
Section 8
65
Section 17
157
Section 18
172
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 25
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Section 26
256
Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Tawni O’Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of six novels, including Back Roads, which was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. She is also a contributor to several anthologies, including Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female. Her works have been published in more than forty countries.

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