For fans of Twin Peaks and the Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, this brilliant debut is dark yet hilarious, suspenseful but full of joy.I always know when a book has completely blown me away - as a reader, I want to weep because Ive finished it and I will never again get to experience it for the first time and as a writer, it makes me want to weep because I wish I had written it myself. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS.Lisa Hall, author of the No.1 Bestseller Between You and MeWhen three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town.Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect.Desperate mother Jess, whose grief is driving her to extreme measures.Newcomer Jared, with an easy charm and a string of broken hearts in his wake.Photographer Jerry, whos determined to break away from his controlling mother once and for all.And, investigating them all, a police chief with a hidden obsession of his own . . .In Chris Whitakers brilliant and original debut novel, missing persons, secret identities and dangerous lies abound in a town as idiosyncratic as its inhabitants.