Larry Macklin is a criminal investigator in Florida. He had no idea he would ever be investigating the sheriff let alone his father who happens to be the sheriff. There are secrets, arson, and murder. Will Larry be the next victim?
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Nine year old Jasper Leary has just been abandoned at his uncle’s farm by his mother. She has left him here before, but she was full of deception today. She just said they would visit for the day, but she had a suitcase packed and everything. Jasper doesn’t know when he will see her again, so he tries to fall in line with his older cousin on the farm. Only problem is he really misses his mom. When he discovers the old family house still has his mom’s childhood diary in it, he knows he must try to find her. Only problem is, so does everyone else. Even a Detroit detective has shown up asking questions about her and where she is. After his father comes to pick him up and take him home, he stays with a neighbor and things happen in his apartment. In an attempt to get away, he ends up at some places a kid should never be, including a peep show and alone on a bus back to his uncle’s farm. There is death, destruction, and drug trafficking, but what does Jasper’s mother have to do with it?
A. J. Finn’s debut novel begins with an ominous epigram: “I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s something nobody knows about.” This is a line from the 1943 classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, in more ways than one, pays homage to the venerable master of suspense.
Anna Fox is a recently separated woman living alone in her restored Harlem brownstone. She used to have a thriving child psychology practice until a year or so ago, but now is a confirmed agoraphobic, petrified to go outside or let the outside world come in, aside from the rare exceptions of her soon-to-be ex-husband, Ed; her eight-year-old daughter, Olivia; and her tenant, Dave, who occupies the basement apartment. She spends her days counseling other agoraphobics online, watching old black and white movies, and drinking wine. Hers is a small, highly ordered life. Until the Russells move into the brownstone across the way.
Fritz McCabe and three other teenage boys from a elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old boy and film the attack. One of the attackers turns state’s evidence and the ringleader disappears, leaving Fritz and the other to go to prison.
Ten years later Fritz is free and a copy the missing tape delivered with a ransom demand. That is when the family calls in Kinsey Millhone.
Cathy and Daniel are two siblings that are very close. They would have to be with the life that they have lead. They have just lost their grandmother who raised them, when their father John decides to take them back to their mother’s land. Surrounded by woods, the trio are left to their own devices. Daniel takes on the kitchen work and cleaning. Cathy the role of hunting and providing. John decides that the kids could benefit from some schooling, and brings in Vivian to help out. But things are not what they seem. Trouble from a part of John’s past that he doesn’t wish to repeat, threatens to tear apart the family. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how far away you run from your troubles, they always seem to find you.
A 14-year-old boy is stabbed to death in the park near his middle school in an upper-class Boston suburb, and Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber takes the case, despite the fact that his son, Jacob, was a classmate of the victim. But when the bloody fingerprint on the victim’s clothes turns out to be Jacob’s, Barber is off the case and out of his office, devoting himself solely to defending his son. Even Barber’s never-before-disclosed heritage as the son and grandson of violent men who killed becomes potential courtroom fodder, raising the question of a “murder gene.” Within the structure of a grand jury hearing a year after the murder, Landay gradually increases apprehension.