By Laura Lippman
Inner most investigator Tess Monaghan doesn't comprehend fairly what to make of her new consumer, Mark Rubin-a prosperous Orthodox Jew who refuses to shake her hand and doles out extremely important details in grudging dribs and drabs. The winning Baltimore furrier claims he and his attractive spouse had a wonderful, satisfied marriage. but in the future, all at once, Natalie accrued up their youngsters and vanished-and the police can't do something simply because the entire facts shows she left willingly.
But the deeper Tess digs, the extra she suspects that the purpose at the back of Natalie's reckless flight lies someplace within the hole among what Rubin won't say and what he refuses to think. An elaborate net of betrayal and vengeance is already starting to get to the bottom of, as reminiscence begets rage, and rage begets desperation . . . and homicide. And without notice the lives of 3 blameless teenagers are dangling through the slenderest of threads.
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