In this new novel by perennial No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, the reigning “Queen of Suspense,” a dark secret from a family’s past threatens the lives of two sisters, Kate and Hannah Connelly, when the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City explodes into flames in the middle of the night. Kate is left critically injured and unconscious, and the fire destroys the buildings, including a museum where priceless antiques have been on permanent display for years.
The ashes reveal a startling and grisly discovery, and provoke a host of suspicions and questions. Was the explosion deliberately set? What drew Kate—tall, gorgeous, blond, a CPA for one of the biggest accounting firms in the country and sister of a rising fashion designer—to the museum at that hour? Why was Gus, a retired and disgruntled craftsman, with her? What did this tragedy reveal about a young woman who had been missing for many years? What if someone isn’t who he claims to be?
Step by step, in a novel of dazzling suspense and excitement, Mary Higgins Clark once again demonstrates the mastery of her craft that has made her books international bestsellers for years. She presents the reader with a perplexing mystery, a puzzling question of identity, and a fascinating cast of characters—one of whom may just be a ruthless killer . . .