He looks perfect, on paper. But everything about him is a lie.
Chris Brennan has an impeccable resume and his references check out. He is applying for a job as a high-school teacher. He’s ready to step in as assistant baseball coach, too. What could possibly go wrong?
Susan’s son is the star pitcher of his baseball team. But after the recent death of his dad, Susan fears that he is vulnerable to any new father figure—for better or for worse. . . Heather is a struggling single mother who wishes she could attend more of her son’s baseball games—especially since she suspects he’s being led down a dark path by one of his teammates. . .Mindy is a surgeon’s wife who fills her days with benefit luncheons and cocktails. She has no idea that her own husband and son are keeping deadly secrets that could rip their family apart.
At the center of all of these people is Chris Brennan. Why is he pretending to be someone else? What does he want? And how far will he go to get it?
“Scottoline is a virtuoso of suspense, fast action, and intricate plot.”—The Washington Post
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.