The man who kidnaps psychiatrist Andi Manette and her two young daughters is no stranger - he's an ex-patient, whose chilling mind games Andi remembers all too well. By abducting them to an abandoned farmhouse, he has finally turned his most lurid fantasy into horrifying reality, and now he faces his ultimate challenge: to outwit the legendary detective Lucas Davenport - toying with him at every step of his investigation, taunting him with cryptic clues, luring him from trap to trap . . .
What begins as a straightforward kidnapping eventually turns into something far more sinister and complex in this novel with quirky characters, fine writing and grip-you-by-the-throat thrills.