"Wilson is a lion in today's literary world."
"A horror/thriller in the vein of early Stephen King
or some of Dean Koontz's stronger single novels."
—Minneapolis Books Examiner
In 1981, three fourteen-year-old boys witness the horrific killing of a young boy in the Oregon woods near their homes. The murder is done at the hands of a teenage girl, a person the boys have never seen before. Quickly the boys turn from witnesses to accomplices as the girl forces them to bury the body and swear never to talk about what happened.
Thirty years later Tommy Devereax, now a best-selling thriller writer, has never told anyone about his past. He uses his writing as his therapy and is finally ready to tell the world the story of what happened, even if he disguises the killing as fiction. But the return of the girl from the woods changes everything...