On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. When they wake in the morning the youngest of their group,
Aurora Jackson, has disappeared. An exhaustive investigation is launched,but no trace of the teenager is ever found. Thirty years later, Aurora’s body ' is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, as a young (cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers—including Aurora—personally, even before taking part in the search. Now he’s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. Sheens’s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead and all of them profoundly changed forever. This searing, psychologically captivating novel marks the arrival of a dazzling new talent, and the start of
a new series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens.