By Laurie R. King
Acclaimed as essentially the most unique skills to emerge within the final decade, award-winning writer Laurie R. King returns to Folly Island to carry her so much gorgeous fulfillment yet--a breathtaking novel of suspense that explores the very essence of excellent and evil.
Allen Carmichael got here again from Vietnam a life-time ago--but simply now was once he able to go back domestic. For years, he’s lived at the fringes of the legislations, utilizing a soldier’s abilities to maintain watch over these too younger to protect themselves. a few think of him not anything yet a kidnapper for hire--the most sensible within the company; others name him a hero. His strong point has been rescuing little ones from abusive mom and dad and escorting them to loving houses. yet after twenty-five years, he's able to tackle his ultimate case--a case that may break him.
The boy’s identify is Jamie: He believes his father goes to kill him. Allen is confident that the twelve-year-old is true and devises a technique to save lots of him. His final activity performed, Allen heads again to Folly Island, the place he plans to settle right into a quiet lifestyles. yet now not lengthy after his go back, a small airplane piloted by means of the boy’s father’s crashes, forsaking debris--but no physique. Now it's as much as Allen to unravel even if Jamie’s father is lifeless or alive--and to ensure Jamie himself remains out of harm’s approach. yet a chain of ominous occasions leads Allen to query even if Jamie’s father is actually the enemy in the end. Or if the true hazard is way extra unspeakable...and the killer unimaginable.
Riveting, harrowing, and unforgettable, Keeping Watch takes mental suspense to its such a lot dizzying heights and proves back why Laurie R. King has been known as by way of either readers and critics an undisputed grasp of suspense.
From the Hardcover edition.