Select Page

A dying son.

A Mother willing to do anything to save him.


Family binds them together. Lies will tear them apart.

Child psychologist Dr. Karen Marks relates well with her young clients when it comes to loss. After all, she’s no stranger to painful life experiences.

Despite the adversities she’s weathered, Karen works hard to serve Chicago’s troubled youth. But maintaining the perfect façade becomes impossible when the past crawls from the woodwork and threatens the life she’s worked so hard to create.

First come the allegations from former students against her deceased husband. As the vicious and unfounded news goes public, Karen’s counseling schedule dries up overnight and she can’t help but feel like she’s being watched.

But then a new client walks into her office—his appearance so like her missing son’s, that for a moment she thinks her wishes and prayers have finally been answered. But it can’t be… it’s been so long since he disappeared and this angry, violent child behaves nothing like her Luke. Yet, the resemblance is uncanny.

Now Karen’s life is turned upside down as decades of unresolved issues overwhelm her, and seemingly unconnected events begin to reveal someone with sinister intentions. As threats mount, Karen must race to uncover a twisted plot that pits past guilt against any hope for the future.

And the truth? It was better left buried.


“I haven’t been this impressed by a debut from an author since Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris. The author really nailed making you feel just how isolated Clara was and just how desperate she was. Too many times while reading this I was gasping out loud due to a turn I hadn’t seen coming or an injustice I just couldn’t believe. It usually takes me about seven days to read a book due to work and kids but I devoured this in a little over 24 hours. I can’t wait to spread the word about this knockout debut.”


Many unexpected twists leading to changes in empathy for certain characters. This book is not easily put aside but it is probably best not to begin reading it at bedtime!”

“I could NOT put this book down. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. And the ending was not expected! 1 of the best books I’ve read in awhile!!”


So much suspense and adventure. The characters were wonderful and the story line was amazing. You felt as though you were there. Great read.”

Gripped my heart & my nerves!! I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I couldn’t wait to go to bed (where I do most of my reading) to read for another 3-4 hours. 😊 A couple of times I thought I had it figured out, but nope, I didn’t. The characters in the book for the most part are believable. Some you like and some, well….not so much. I can’t think of anything that I didn’t enjoy about the book.”


Definitely some twists in this one. I read it START to finish in one day. That’s always a sign of a great book. For anyone who likes thrillers, this is a ‘must read’!