A dead body. A dark past. An ordinary man with everything to lose.
Marcus Kemp is a regular beat cop living a normal life in San Diego, California. Until the day he makes a shocking discovery: a dead body in the trunk of a stolen car. Worse, the victim turns out to be the man who abused him as a child.
Marcus instinctively wants to help the killer get away with murder and, disregarding his police oath, will stop at nothing to make it happen. With both his job and freedom in jeopardy, his investigation leads him to an unexpected killer, and Marcus is soon faced with an impossible decision.
Can he finally bury the past before it drags him under?
Curtis Ippolito lives in San Diego, California, with his wife. He is a communications writer for a nonprofit biological research facility. He has previously been a writer in the health care industry and is a former newspaper reporter. Follow him on Twitter @curtis9980.
Publication date: 16th March 2021
I like the way the novel begins with a question for the reader. Not a simple mystery. But, an unspoken question of, what would you do?
There’s more than one mystery going on, but I found this the overreaching question. T
I loved the character of Marcus. He’s a very honest, real character as are the descriptions of his reaction to finding the body. As I read my admiration for Marcus grew.
It’s written so well that the author seems to have knowledge, be it personal or researched of child abuse. I cried reading this.
The book has more than one mystery and the end you will not see before it hits you.
It’s dark and gritty and you are likely to cry, but I can almost guarantee you won’t be able to put this book down.
With thanks to RedDogPress and the author for the advanced reading copy of this book.