It was years ago, in the town of Maritime, that the secrets of the Pullman home were discovered, when Joe's father was dragged off by the police, convicted for life for the brutal murder of a young boy. Joe has moved on, a father himself and u as the town undertaker and a council member u a respected citizen of Henderson, Maryland. But he still wears the scars of his father's abuse, and the memories of the summer when he found a way to make it all stop are bleeding back into the present. Living in the local boarding house, desperately hiding the crisis in his marriage from Henderson's gossips, Joe decides to confront his past, only to discover that his past has beaten him to it a Without Warning is a unique and terrifying thriller. Written with unstinting empathy, this is the brutal, unforgettable story of a fragile life cracked by the reverberations of trauma but somehow held in place by a simple human dignity.