Published: March 23, 2010
17 year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst.
Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission, to identify and bring down sexual predators via elaborate—and nationally televised—sting operations. Working with local police on her news program Caught in the Act, Wendy and her team have publicly shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined.
This book will grip you tightly around the throat just after the first sentence and won’t let go until the end.
I knew opening that red door would destroy my life.
There are so many things going on in this book, the disappearance of a seventeen year old girl, and a man being cast as a pedophile, but is he? He is one of five Princeton roommates who have had their lives destroyed in the last year. Who is behind it?
What really happened to Haley and is it connected to Dan Mercer?
So many questions, but I’ll never tell. If you want to know, you really need to pick up this stand alone novel by Harlan Coben. You will not be disappointed.