A tale of murder, duplicity, family secrets and hidden lives, which centres on the question of human identity, and insists that nothing, however precious, is what it seems. The author's other books include "Where are the Children?", "Loves Music, Loves to Dance" and "All Around the Town".
Television news reporter Meghan Collins is covering a story in the emergency room of a large metropolitan hospital when a young stabbing victim is rushed in on a stretcher. Meghan stares down at the dead girl---and what she sees in that terrible moment begins a chain of discovery that exposes the secret lives of the people closest to her. Ten months earlier, Meghan's father had disappeared, presumed toe lost in a tragic accident that plunged several vehicles into the icy Hudson river. But no trace has been found of Edwin Collins' body, nor the wreckage of his car. Before his disappearance, Edwin Collins had taken all the cash out of his substantial insurance policies; neither widow nor wife, Meghan's