In Burning Lake, New York, rookie detective Natalie Lockhart is tasked with uncovering the whereabouts of nine missing transients who have disappeared over the years. Then beloved schoolteacher Daisy Buckner is found dead on her kitchen floor, and a suspect immediately comes to mind. But as the investigation deepens, the suspect has just lapsed into a coma, and it turns out Daisy had secrets of her own. Making her first outing, Natalie must also contend with the town's troubled history, and the scars left by her sister's unsolved murder years ago.
"A fast-paced, intricate, and atmospheric mystery that introduces a plucky, engaging detective."—Kirkus Reviews