By Mary Higgins Clark
From America’s Queen of Suspense and no 1 New York Times bestselling writer comes a gripping story of a tender girl attempting to get to the bottom of the secret of a family members tragedy—a quest with terrifying repercussions.
It has been ten years considering that twenty-one-year-old Charles MacKenzie Jr. (“Mack”) went lacking. A Columbia college senior, approximately to graduate and already permitted at Duke collage legislations institution, he walked out of his condo on Manhattan’s top West part with out a observe to his collage roommates and hasn't ever been visible back. besides the fact that, he does make one ritual cell name to his mom each year: on Mother’s Day. at any time when, he assures her he's tremendous, refuses to respond to her frantic questions, then hangs up. Even the loss of life of his father, a company attorney, within the tragedy of September 11 doesn't convey him domestic or holiday the trend of his calls.
Mack’s sister, Carolyn, is now twenty-six, a legislation institution graduate, and has simply complete her clerkship for a civil court docket pass judgement on in big apple. She has persevered kinfolk tragedies, but she realizes that she's going to by no means manage to have closure and get on together with her lifestyles till she unearths her brother. She resolves to find what occurred to Mack and why he has stumbled on it essential to conceal from them. So this yr while Mack makes his annual Mother’s Day name, Carolyn interrupts to announce her purpose to trace him down, it doesn't matter what it takes. the subsequent morning after Mass, her uncle, Monsignor Devon MacKenzie, gets a scrawled message left within the assortment basket: “Uncle Devon, inform Carolyn she must never search for me.”