Kevin Pearce thought he had escaped the district of his Boston upbringing and a deadly secret forever.
But something has drawn the honours student, schoolboy baseball star and Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist, back to the suburb of Brighton.
Carrying a guilty secret and trying to ensure it does not come back to bite him, drag Pearce back to his old stomping ground.
But as he loses the battle to protect an old friend, he is left trying to work out if he can trust anyone – from his district attorney girlfriend to old team-mates and even family members.
Chicago-based and Brighton-born author Michael Harvey has drawn praise from the likes of Stephen King and John Grisham. His gritty descriptions married to an intimate knowledge of his setting make the latest offering from this celebrated writer and documentary maker a sure-fire hit with fans of his previous thrillers.
As the net tightens on a merciless serial killer and Pearce is haunted by the long-ago death of his beloved grandmother, it becomes increasingly difficult to protect the ones he loves.
Fans of Harvey will know what to expect and those new to his work will quickly be drawn into the web of intrigue and double dealing which will earn Brighton a deserved spot on their reading list.
Published by Harper Collins