|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2017|
When she was 13, Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Twenty years later, she works as a painter in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Now the man who has spent the past two decades in prison for a crime against her, may be released based on new DNA evidence—unless Wyn breaks her silence about that afternoon. Agreeing to be caretaker for a friend's property on a Maine island, Wyn discovers there a box of film canisters labeled "Epitaphs and Prophecies." The photographs help her piece together the life of the house's former owner, and may force Wyn to finally confront what happened in those woods—and perhaps escape them at last.