A vel inspired by a baffling true-life crime, Judith Guest's finely tuned page-turner (Publishers Weekly) melds heart-pounding suspense with an emotionally charged family drama. The community of Blessed, Michigan, is shattered by the murder of the Norbois family -- Paige, Edward, and their four children -- in their summer home. Sheriff Hugh DeWitt, still grieving the loss of his infant son, is determined to find answers to a string of urgent questions: When did the murders occur? Which family member was the primary, intended, victim? What could have fueled such hate-driven violence? As suspects and secrets swirl around the case, one stunning revelation lies in wait: a shattering clue that may be right in Sheriff DeWitt's line of sight. With her own untarnished eye, Judith Guest delivers a vel that transcends genre and showcases once again her remarkable literary gifts.