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Their son is gone. Deep down, they think they're to blame.

Summertime in Bleak Harbor means tourists, overpriced restaurants, and the Dragonfly Festival. One day before the much-awaited and equally chaotic celebration, Danny Peters, the youngest member of the family that founded the town five generations ago, disappears.

When Danny's mother, Carey, and stepfather, Pete, receive a photo of their brilliant, autistic, and socially withdrawn son tied to a chair, they fear the worst. But there's also more to the story. Someone is sending them ominous texts and emails filled with information no one else should have. Could the secrets they've kept hidden - even from one another - have led to Danny's abduction?

As pressure from the kidnapper mounts, Carey and Pete must face their own ugly mistakes to find their son before he's taken from them forever.



About the Author

Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley is the award-winning author of the forthcoming BLEAK HARBOR, about the kidnapping of an autistic teenage boy. He previously authored the critically acclaimed Starvation Lake trilogy, including Edgar finalist STARVATION LAKE, THE HANGING TREE, and THE SKELETON BOX. When he's not making stuff up, he's a staff reporter Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. The former Chicago bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal shared in the Pulitzer Prize given to the Wall Street Journal in 2002 for coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks. A graduate of Notre Dame, avid hockey player and amateur musician, he currently lives with his wife, Pam, in Chicago.



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