A father questions whether his son could be guilty of a terrible crime in this “gripping, beautifully written [and] devastating” thriller (Harlan Coben).
Eric Moore has reason to be happy. He has a prosperous business, comfortable home, and stable family life in a quiet town. Then, on an ordinary night, his teenage son, Keith, is asked to babysit Amy Giordano, the eight-year-old daughter of a neighboring family. The next morning Amy is missing.
Suddenly Eric is one of the stricken parents he has seen on television, professing faith in his child’s innocence. As the police investigation increasingly focuses on Keith, Eric must counsel his son, find him a lawyer, and protect him from the community’s steadily growing suspicion. Except that Eric is not so sure his son is innocent. And if Keith is not . . . and might do the same thing again . . . what then should a father do?
Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel, and winner of a Barry Award for Best Novel, Red Leaves is a “heart-wrenching and gut-wrenching” story of broken trust and one man’s heroic effort to hold fast the ties that bind him to everything he loves (New YorkDaily News).
“The totally unexpected resolution is both shocking and perfectly apt.” —Publishers Weekly
“No other suspense writer takes readers as deeply into the heart of darkness as Thomas H. Cook.” —Chicago Tribune
“There’s no ignoring [Cook’s] savage imagery, or escaping the airless chambers of his disturbing imagination.” —The New York Times Book Review
Thomas H. Cook was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He has been nominated for an Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. Cook received the Best Novel Edgar, the Barry for Best Novel, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.