From USA Today bestselling author Debbie Herbert comes a thrilling tory of urder and madness set in the darkest corner of Alabama.
Everyone thinks fourteen-year-old Violet is a killer. After a summer-night swim with her best girlfrien, Ainsley, Violet is found confused, wandering in the forest—and Ainsley ’ s already seen again. But without a body, murder charges won ’ t stick, so Violet is sent away.
After ore than a decade in a sychiatric ward, Violet agree to her broken-down hometown of Normal, Alabama, to claim her dead other ’ s inheritance and help her overworked sister care for their unstable, alcoholic ather. Violet, still haunted by that night eleven years ago, endures horrific flashbacks and twisted hallucinations while townsfolk spit accusations—and for all she nows, they ’ re right.
As the summer heats up, details of Ainsley ’ s fate appear like a beast ’ s wild eyes, watching in the arkness, and grim revelations about Violet ’ s family threaten to evour her. Already on the edge of madness, Violet must fight to eep her sanity long enough for the appallin truth to burst from the cold, dark waters.