Book Summary:

A couple and their nine year old son attend a local carnival. One particular scary attraction is all Gage and his buddies have been talking about for weeks.

While inside this attraction with his parents Gage inexplicably vanishes. They come out but he does not.

His father Cal is a Chicago crime reporter and has seen the ugly underbelly of crime in Chicago and written about it for years. He wonders if someone is trying to settle a score with him by kidnapping Gage. Faith has her own secrets she doesn’t want exposed.

Cal and Faith’s marriage was troubled and their son’s disappearance rocks it even more. What’s worse, the police and FBI believe one of them or both might be involved in Gage’s disappearance.

Both are pitted against one another, their frailties and secrets brought to light, as authorities delve deeply into their lives.

Cal and Faith fight to prove their innocence while the most precious thing in their lives, their only child, is nowhere to be found.

My Review:

Rick Mofina is one of my very favorite authors. He writes suspenseful books that are hard to put down. I wolfed this one down quickly and can hardly wait for his next book.

The author’s former life as a journalist is quite evident in his books. He knows the criminal element and procedures necessary to write crime fiction.

I discovered him a year or so, and now I want to read everything he writes. He’s that good.

About The Author:


Rick Mofina is a former journalist who has interviewed murderers on death row, flown over Los Angeles with the LAPD and patrolled with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police near the Arctic. He’s also reported from the Caribbean, Africa and Kuwait’s border with Iraq.

His true-crime freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Telegraph (London, U.K.), Reader’s Digest, Penthouse, Marie Claire, The Moscow Times and The South China Morning Post, (Hong Kong).

He has written more than 20 crime fiction thrillers that have been published in nearly 30 countries, including an illegal translation produced in Iran.

As a two-time winner of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award, a four-time Thriller Award finalist and a two-time Shamus Award finalist, the Library Journal calls him, “One of the best thriller writers in the business.”

Rick Mofina lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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      1. So she made it through the night! I lay in bed this morning with my Yorkie….wondering how you and your pup were doing. Hang in there! Hugs for you and Abi.

  1. I like this author as well. This one will definitely be on my To Read list (which has really grown since I started reading your blog/reviews). Thank you for the review.

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