The final novel in one of the most critically acclaimed PI series in the annals of crime fiction!
"Few writers working in any genre offer tales with such moral
complexity, dark humor, and, most of all, heart." óMegan Abbott, author
of Dare Me
Drunk, alone, and racked with
guilt over the tragic death of his girlfriend Pam, Moe Prager is
destined for oblivion. But destiny takes a detour when a shadowy figure
from Moe's past reappears to beg for Moe's help in locating her missing
daughter. As a reluctant, distracted Moe delves into the case, he
discovers that nothing is as it seems and no one involved is quite who
or what they appear to be. This is especially true of the missing
daughter, an early internet sensation known ironically as the Lost Girl
or the Hollow Girl. The case itself is hollow, as Moe finds little proof
that anyone is actually missing.
Things take a bizarre twist as
Moe stumbles across a body in a trendy Manhattan apartment and the
Hollow Girl suddenly re-emerges on video screens everywhere. It's a wild
ride through the funhouse as Moe tries to piece together a case from
the half-truths and lies told to him by a fool's parade of family
members, washed-up showbiz types, uncaring cops, a doorman, and a
lovesick PI. Even as the ticking clock gets louder, Moe is unsure if
it's all a big hoax or if someone's life is really at stake. The
question isn't whether or not Moe can find the Hollow Girl, but whether
the Hollow Girl was ever there at all.