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A dying son.

A Mother willing to do anything to save him.


A picture is worth a thousand words—and every one is a lie in this gripping psychological suspense thriller.

Laurie Miller is left in utter shock when her husband vanishes without a trace, leaving her with a stack of bills she can’t pay. As the lonely days stretch into weeks with no reappearance or body resurfacing, the stay-at-home mom accepts a photography job from a former sorority sister, and current Instagram sensation, and returns to her Milwaukee roots—and the trauma she thought she’d escaped.

Her college days left her with scars no camera can capture, and Laurie’s old OCD coping mechanisms creep in as she navigates the frightening new life of single motherhood. But becoming a personal photographer to a popular Instagram-Mom is helping Laurie provide for her daughter like any good mother should. She just never expected her daughter to become the center of so much attention.

As the world of celebrity influencers feed her insecurities, Laurie realizes she’s not only lost her husband but now is losing the love of her only child. Arguments ensue. Accidental injuries surface. Allegations of neglect and endangerment are flung her way. But when Laurie’s daughter goes missing, a twisted scheme thrusts the past into the glaring light of the present.

And this time, her daughter’s life is at stake.

Bestselling domestic noir author Jo Crow invites you to hunt for the truth in this shocking psychological thriller with gripping suspense and a breathtaking twist that will keep you up at night…


“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’!