The most powerful and controversial thriller of the year...
...from the national bestselling author of Bone Deep and Thief Of Souls
Years ago, a woman survived the most horrifying ordeal of her life. Now, the secret past that she's tried so hard to bury is reaching out to claim the one thing she cares for the most...her son.
"Violation has such primal power that the story eventually swallows you up. Not an easy accomplishment for most authors, but North is unlike most suspense writers."--Chicago Tribune
"North mines the deepest human emotions in this gripping and at times very disturbing novel; she grabs us by the heart and doesn't let go."--Redbook
"An involving novel of psychological suspense."--Publishers Weekly
"First rate...harrowing, taut, clear, and compassionate."--Boston Globe
"Fresh and exciting...This well-constructed thriller offers an unsettling, unflinchingly realistic portrayal of the aftermath of rape."--Booklist
"Her best yet."--Kirkus Reviews
Special for the NAL edition--the author herself will discuss the book's themes of rape and recovery