Things get personal for Deputy Coroner Clay Edison when a murder and kidnapping hit too close to home in this riveting, emotional thriller from the bestselling father-son team who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King).
Take care of the decedent's body. Determine the manner of death. Notify the next of kin. These are all things Clay Edison must keep in mind on the job. But there are other things on his mind, like his family, especially his brother, Luke, recently released from prison and struggling to stay on the straight and narrow. But when a wealthy couple is murdered and Clay discovers his brother's car in their garage, he finds himself struggling to differentiate between his suspicions, resentments, and instincts, all of which begin to get the better of him when he can't find Luke.
Clay's torturous struggle between his family and the truth might just lead him down the wrong path. Could his brother be capable of murder? Or could he be the victim in all of this, too?
This is Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman at their most affecting and page-turning. Clay will be pushed the brink and back, as he discovers that even the most harrowing or grisly cases don't hold a candle to the ones that strike the heart of your own family.