Four old friends.
Three murdered girls.
Two dead brothers.
One astonishing secret.
George Engle has lived in the long shadow of his superstar twin brothers since they died in a freak accident when he was thirteen. Now, in the spring of 1986, George and his childhood friends are living lives they never wanted. It's easy to sleepwalk through insignificance, until a second freak accident jolts them awake-only it's no accident.
One night, George regains consciousness just in time to watch an unfamiliar house explode, and finds evidence of the crime he didn't commit planted on his back seat. He narrowly eludes what may or may not be police and subsequently learns the explosion was a cover-up for three baffling execution-style murders. George was supposed to take the fall, and now the killers are hunting him.
George and his friends reunite to probe the mysterious deaths, a murderous drug cartel, and their own self-deception. But in the process, they'll discover they can trust no one and nothing-not even their own memories.
Fans of THE DROWNING GAME will love meeting Dekker's Uncle Curt and George, the attorney he introduces Petty to, as young men in the 1980s.
LS Hawker is the author of the thrillers THE DROWNING GAME, BODY AND BONE, and END OF THE ROAD, published by HarperCollins Witness Impulse. THE DROWNING GAME is a USA Today bestseller and finalist in the ITW Thriller Awards in the Best First Novel category.
Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.
Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called "People Are So Stupid," produced fitness videos, and outfitted airports with computer equipment for a major airline, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.
Her extensive media background includes everything from public affairs director at a Denver radio station to television sports intern to website designer.
She's got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland.
Visit LSHawker.com to view her book trailers, listen to her podcast with daughter Chloe, The Lively Grind Cafe, and read about her adventures as a cocktail waitress, traveling Kmart portrait photographer, and witness to basement exorcisms.