Family secrets resurface, threatening cyber sleuth Karen Sullivan’s carefully ordered life. A week before Thanksgiving, Karen receives the first obscene phone call. The calls continue nightly and escalate in their graphic details about the dark, childhood secrets she has successfully repressed. Then the caller takes a new direction and brags about his plans to terrorize her ailing, … terrorize her ailing, eighty-seven-year-old father.
Determined to shut out the ugly past, slow her mounting fears, and protect Dad, Karen struggles to keep her life on the rails. She takes her volunteer shift at the local rape crisis center and imagines confiding the collision of past and present to her best friend. But her friend goes home ill before Karen can reveal her PTSD symptoms.
In a matter of hours, circumstances spiral out of control. A caller to the crisis center swears he’ll “hurt” the twelve-year-old girl he’s babysitting unless Karen “distracts him with phone sex.”
Is Karen paranoid or is the caller her anonymous caller? How does he know her name? How’d he discover where she’s volunteering? How does he connect Karen to Dad and to her best friend?
Events crash around her like a tsunami. She speaks with the twelve-year-old girl. Her best friend is brutally attacked. Her super home security system is breached. More twists and fast pacing ratchet up the psychological suspense.
On the edge, trusting no man, Karen must trust a rogue cop without revealing her darkest secrets. Can they stop the psycho before Karen becomes his next prey?