A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Hannah Manning was once an internationally renowned journalist
and war correspondent; today she's a woman suffering from a
traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full
of pain, lost and confused, and haunted by her memories, Hannah
goes to Ontario to her sister's small-scale vegetable farm to
As summer settles on the farm, she finds comfort in the soft
rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company
of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.
But Hannah experiences strange visions of a woman emerging from
the icy-cold mist. Is the woman real or the product of her damaged
brain? Which would be worse? Then Hila disappears. And when Hannah
cannot account for her time-not even to herself-old enemies begin
In this modern Gothic novel of heart-wrenching suspense, past
and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah
still holds dear: her ten-year-old niece, Lily.