And when she'd be asked, in years to come, what started the madness that became her life, she would only say, calmly, but with concrete resolution, "Because he killed my dog. I did all these things because he killed my dog."
So begins the stunning, mesmerizing sequel to the 2005 novel 'From the Cradle to the Grave'.
This is Rachel's story. Now twenty-three, she has worked hard to recover from the deadly events that led her, as a six year old, to dramatically save her father's life. With her recovery by no means complete, Rachel becomes the prime suspect in a series of apparently unrelated local murders.
Her father, Mark, will not believe that his beloved, but damaged, daughter is responsible. But the police, and an ambitious TV reporter, come to think otherwise. As Rachel's life begins to unravel, the demons and doubts return, not only to her, but to all those aware of what she did as a child.