As Wes and his fellow detectives try to determine the identity of the young woman in hopes of catching her murderer, a strange parallel emerges between this case and a nearby archaeological dig being conducted by Wesley's college friend. Two skeletons have been unearthed in the ruins of a seventeenth-century merchant's house, one of them the apparent victim of a four-hundred-year-old murder. At first Wes is interested on a purely personal level, but strange connections between the murdered girl, the missing child, and the murder that occurred four hundred years ago soon begin to surface. Wes must act quickly to prove his suspicions, before another body joins those already residing in the dust of the merchant's house.
As these threads intertwine and fray apart in ingenious fashion, Kate Ellis keeps her detectives and her readers on edge, turning pages and guessing at conclusions, until at last the pattern is complete and the shocking truth revealed....Continua