New York Times bestselling author Kate White returns with a gripping story about a true-crime reporter uncovering the secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid small town, perfect for readers of Jessica Knoll, Alafair Burke, and Liv Constantine.
Blonde. Beautiful. A loving mother. And missing since Monday.
On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine sets off for a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It’s her usual a.m. routine, her “me time” after dropping the kids off at school…except on this day she never returns.
Is her husband lying when he says he has no clue where she is? Could Shannon have split on her own, overwhelmed by the pressures of her life? Or is she the victim of a sexual predator who had been prowling the area and snatched her before she knew what was happening.
True crime writer Bailey Weggins, on assignment for the website Crime Beat, heads north from New York City to report on the mysterious disappearance. An anonymous tip soon leads Bailey to a grisly, bone-chilling discovery. Every town has its secrets, Bailey reminds herself, and nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. She keeps digging for answers until—when it’s almost too late—she unearths the terrifying truth.
About the Author
Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is the New York Times bestselling author of the standalone psychological thrillers The Secrets You Keep, The Wrong Man, Eyes on You, Hush, and The Sixes, as well as eight Bailey Weggins mysteries, including Such a Perfect Wife. White is also the author of several popular career books for women, including I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve and editor of the Anthony and Agatha Award nominated The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. She lives in New York City.
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:1950
Place of Birth:Glens Falls, New York
Education:Union College, 1972
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Crime Beat reporter Bailey Weggins is sent to Lake George New York to investigate the disappearance of Shannon Blaine. Shannon disappeared while on her morning run after dropping her two children off at school. Bailey begins her investigation by interviewing Shannon’s close friends and husband. The suspects include Shannon’s older sister who seems bitter, a creepy hotel manager , her husband because isn’t the husband always a suspect and a deacon at the church that Shannon recently joined. When Bailey begins to receive anonymous phone calls one that sends her in the direction of the church she discovers three dead bodies one that just maybe Shannon’s , her case begins to get dangerous. Bailey begins to use her reporting and researching skills to help unravel the truth behind Shannon’s disappearance , while the killer is hot on her trail and trying to keep her from uncovering the truth. This book grabbed my attention right away. I loved that you didn’t know who the killer was and it could be anyone Bailey was talking to. Bailey was such strong woman character and I loved that she didn’t rely on a man to help her with anything. I highly recommend this book! Four stars! You won’t regret adding this to your tbr!
I love the Bailey Weggins series, this time it takes her to beautiful Lake George. A young mother Shannon goes jogging and never comes home. They are searching for her and Bailey got involved in looking. Her family isn`t always happy about her helping. Alice a reporter and Bailey started exchanging tips and become friends, till she was found killed. Now Bailey has that to find the killer. It is a page turner from the first to the last page, I was so involved in the book I almost forgot a Dr. appointment. I know you will enjoy the book as much as I do. It has an ending I didn`t expect.
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