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  • ISBN: 9781496713810
  • ISBN: 1496713818
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Kensington hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2019.

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The truth is easy to miss, even when it's right in front of us. As a forensic reconstructionist, Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together crime scene details others fail to see. Cleaning out her late father's law office a week after his burial, she receives a call that plunges her into a decades-old case come to life once more. In the summer of 1979, five Chicago women went missing. The predator, nicknamed The Thief, left no bodies and no clues behind--until police received a package from a mysterious woman named Angela Mitchell, whose unorthodox investigation skills appear to have led to his identity. But before they could question her, Angela disappeared. Forty years later, The Thief is about to be paroled for Angela's murder--the only crime the DA could pin on him. But the cryptic file Rory finds in her father's law office suggests there is more to the case, and Angela Mitchell, than what was fed to the public, the details of which have been buried for four decades. Rory's talents are tested as she begins reconstructing Angela's last days. Making one startling discovery after another, Rory becomes helplessly entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell and what happened to her. Drawing connections between the past and present, Rory uncovers dark truths about the reclusive victim, her father, and the man called The Thief that send her down a twisting trail where things may not be as they appear. As she continues to dig, even Rory can't be prepared for the full, terrifying truth that is emerging ...

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Rory Moore is a forensic reconstructionist who uses her genius IQ and phenomenal attention to detail to reassemble crime scenes and the events that happened there. When her lawyer father dies, she's forced to dust off her law degree and represent one of his clients at a decades-delayed parole hearing. Researching the case, she finds parallels between herself and the inmate's alleged victim, Angela Mitchell, who disappeared in 1979, one of five Chicago women who were presumed abducted that summer. Angela was considered "odd" or "fragile" by her family and friends, but Rory recognizes the behaviors of an autistic woman trying to drown out the sounds of a distracting world. Part 1970s serial-killer thriller and part contemporary Chicago crime novel, this deceptively quick read has something for everyone. This is best-selling author Donlea's fourth novel (following Don't Believe It, 2018). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

USA Today bestselling author Charlie Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs with his wife and two young children. Readers can find him online at

Subject: Serial murderers > Fiction.
Missing persons > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
Women forensic scientists > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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