A mixture of The Lovely Bones and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo * Booklist * A passionately angry ... and shocking book. Cara Hoffman not only discovers the heart of darkness in small town Haeden, but brilliantly dissects it. -- Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister Beautiful ... what begins as the suspenseful story of a rural American murder grows into a dark, disquieting and urgently fascinating examination of the violence and concealment practised by a whole society ... this is an impassioned, intelligent and important work of art. -- Chris Cleave Intelligent and gripping stuff * Financial Times * Dark, atmospheric tale of murder in a small-town world. * Stylist *
Before becoming a novelist, Cara Hoffman worked as an investigative reporter covering New York State's rural and Rust Belt communities, where she reported on crime. This is her first novel.