In Helen Callaghans chilling, tightly-spun debut novel of psychological suspense, a teenage girls abduction stirs dark memories of a twenty-year-old cold case...
Margot Lewis is a teacher at an exclusive high school in the English university town of Cambridge. In her spare time, she writes an advice column, Dear Amy, for the local newspaper.
When one of Margots students, fifteen-year-old Katie, disappears, the school and the town fear the worst. And then Margot gets a Dear Amy letter unlike any of the ones shes received before. Its a desperate plea for rescue from a girl who says she is being held captive and in terrible dangera girl called Bethan Avery, who was abducted from the local area twenty years agoand never found.
The letter matches a sample of Bethans handwriting that the police have kept on file since she vanished, and this shocking development in an infamous cold case catches the attention of criminologist Martin Forrester, who has been trying to find out what happened to her all those years ago. Spurred on by her concern for both Katie and the mysterious Bethan, Margot sets outwith Martins helpto discover if the two cases are connected.