Cal Bradley's marriage is the stuff of romance. For fifteen years, he has shared his life with Marie, a woman he passionately adores. In an idyllic corner of New England that has been home to his family for generations, Cal has become one of the most respected men in town: a father, a churchgoer, a talented psychiatrist who runs a family clinic. Life is good.Then one night, a 19-year-old boy named Peter Blue goes on a rampage. After a fight with his girlfriend, Blue sets fire to a local church and brandishes a stolen gun in the face of the town's hard-boiled police chief -- a man unlikely to forgive or forget.Friendless and suicidal, Blue is sent to Bradley for treatment. For the patient, it's a last chance at redemption. For the doctor, it's the beginning of a journey into a world of fear, deception, and murder. Because somehow, Blue's extraordinary inner life is linked to Cal's reality. And in the mystery of the teenager's mind lies the key to a more terrible mystery: Marie Bradley's hidden past.Before Cal Bradley can face the truth, he's going to have to choose -- between everything he believes is right and everything he loves.
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