Twenty years ago, college student Dani Lancing was kidnapped and brutally murdered. The killer was never found, and the case has long gone cold. Her parents, Patty and Jim, were utterly devastated, their marriage destroyed. While Jim fell apart, Patty was consumed by the unsolved case. She abandoned her journalism career and her marriage to spend every waking hour searching and plotting. She keeps contact with Tom, Dani's childhood sweetheart, who has become a detective intent on solving murders like Dani's. When he finds a lead that seems ironclad, he brings Patty in on it. After years of dead ends, her obsession is rekindled, and she will do anything for revenge, even become a killer herself-dragging her whole family into the nightmare once again, as lies and secrets are uncovered.
Something about this book just screams at me to read it. I love crime. I don't mean that I want it to happen, but I love solving mysteries and murders and I am pretty obsessed with the Investigation Discovery channel. I even went to school for Criminal Justice because it just fascinates me. But as a parent, the thought of one of my children being kidnapped or harmed keeps me up at night. Many nights. So I can definitely relate to Patty here and I think I would also do what she is doing. How could you not? My heart aches for this poor, fictional woman and I haven't even read her story yet. I'll be picking this one up as soon as possible and bumping it up to the top of my reading list.
What special something are you waiting on this week? Leave me a link in the comments and I'll come check it out!