‘Kinsey Millhone is up there with the giants of the private-eye genre . . . Exhilarating’ Times Literary Supplement
In 1979, four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate – and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace.
Now it’s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Unrepentant and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents – until a copy ofthe missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That’s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help. As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps awatchful eye on Fritz. But he’s not the only one being haunted by the past . . .
‘Sue Grafton knows what she’s doing . . . Her clever but unpretentious mysteries reassure us that no life is insignificant, no death inconsequential’ New York Times