Have you ever had a situation, when you cannot find something but know exactly that you’ve recently seen that thing? Keys, phone, cucumber… it can be anything. Sometimes all these things can disappear into thin air. By the way, people can also disappear in the same way.
That’s what happened to Sara Farrow’s son in Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox. On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel in Crimson Lake, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, she discovers that her son, Richie, is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that Sara’s son has not left the building. No trace of the child is found. Where’s he?
To find Richie, Sara turns to Crimson Lake’s unlikeliest private investigators: discredited cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. This case is just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda’s blood pumping.
As for Ted, the case came at the most inconvenient time. The thing is that two years ago a false accusation stole his career, his reputation and most importantly his family. Now he tries to rebuild his life in Crimson Lake, and get to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian, he barely knows.
Ted must face the area’s worst characters to find a missing boy. But the kind of danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly hazard…