He’d picked the perfect spot to
lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the
middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. The only problem was . .
. something smelled bad—like, really bad. He mentioned it to a
county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body
stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.
By the time Lucas Davenport was
called in, the police were up to fifteen bodies and counting. And as if
that wasn’t bad enough, when Lucas began to investigate, he made some
disturbing discoveries of his own. The victims had been killed over a
great many years, one every summer, regular as clockwork. How could this
have happened without anybody noticing?
Because one thing was for sure: the killer had to live close by. He was probably even someone they saw every day. . . .
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