Leslie McHugh is married to an undercover cop. She thinks she knows what it’s like to share her life with a man who spends his days living a lie, who keeps secrets for a living, who trusts no one—not even her.
But what does she really know about her husband Craig? He lives a second life she knows almost nothing about. And when a thousand dollars disappears from their bank account, Leslie wants answers... Before she can even ask questions, though, Ivy—their seventeen-year-old daughter who’s already on a collision course with trouble—turns up at the center of Craig’s investigation into a snitch’s violent death. Leslie’s had enough; she’s determined to get to the truth and protect her family. But at what cost?
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“A smart, propulsive, tightrope-walking mystery.”—The New York Times
“A riveting...nail-biting thriller.”—Chicago Sun Times
THERESA SCHWEGEL was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. A graduate of Loyola University, she received an MFA in screenwriting at Chapman University in California. Her first novel, Officer Down, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was short-listed for the Anthony Award. In 2008, she received the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. After ten years in Los Angeles, she has returned to Chicago.