"...a truly gorgeous, well handled, dark, Gothic psychological chiller that slowly and luxuriously unwinds with every page."
Frieda Klein is a psychotherapist. She is currently helping a middle-aged man called Alan who has been seeing Frieda since he threatened to complain about another therapist he had been seeing. But instead of being disinterested, Frieda is worried that she is hearing more than a man’s fears and worries - she believes he may be confessing to her.
Alan is unable to have children but in his imagination he craves a child - a boy that is his, has his features, his bright red hair…
Then a child is taken. Matthew Farraday - a young boy with bright red hair.
Caught between her conscience and professional discretion, Frieda must make a decision, one she cannot take lightly as she has Alan’s interests to think of as well as possibly saving the life of a young boy. But nothing is as it seems and soon Frieda is embroiled in a race that will put her and others in danger from a predator who will do whatever is necessary to survive.