It’s been twenty years since Elizabeth Pfautz watched her identical twin sister Jacqueline disappear without a trace. But even now, thirty years old and living in the tiny town of Tanacross, Alaska, Elisabeth still dreams of her. Trapped in a loveless marriage and alone in the Alaskan bush save for a precocious daughter that reminds her more and more of her sister every day, Elisabeth can’t help but replay the events that led to her sister leaving when they were just eleven years old.
Suddenly Alfred, a stranger with his own wicked plan, arrives in town and commits an inexplicable act of violence. And he offers a revelation that’s perhaps more shocking—he knows where Elizabeth’s sister is. However, he will only reveal his secrets if Elizabeth does three favors for him. With every request fulfilled, she will get closer to her sister, and closer to the truth about her disappearance.
Raymond Fleishmann’s heart-pounding debut is a gripping meditation on obsession, madness, memory, and the lengths we’d go for the people we love that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.