We quickly find out that Sam’s sister, Cathy, was raped and murdered fifteen years previously, and his best friend, Marcus, was found guilty at the time of the murder. His imminent release from prison brings ambivalent feelings to Sam and his family and friends, and questions about Marcus’ guilt surface.
Strange things begin to happen at the hospital that Sam is affiliated with, and the police begin questioning him about the incident at the railroad tracks. Suddenly the perfect life that Sam is leading becomes a tangled mess with many more questions than answers.
The story has potential, and it definitely keeps the reader turning pages. My problem was with the ending more than the story itself. The antagonist was never fully developed, and one has trouble understanding his grudge over a somewhat trivial incident. Watching him cause harm to so many ancillary people made little sense and left me wondering if I had missed something along the way.
This is a good summer read for those who want a bit of excitement served along with their sunshine.
Publisher - Thomas & Mercer
Date of Publication - November 3, 2015