Crime reporter Julia Gooden knows the past can never be truly escaped. She sees proof every day in her news stories. Now, absent for three decades, Julia|́|s father resurfaces to throw her life into turmoil again. Julia was only seven when Duke Gooden abruptly left. A month later, her nine-year-old brother, Ben, disappeared. Julia has never stopped hoping to find him, and Duke|́|s return offers vital clues|́|but it also makes her a target of those who intend to see Duke punished for his many sins. When Julia investigates the death of a city councilman|́|s young nephew, she finds links to a string of other murders . . . and to a web of greed and kidnapping that stretches back decades. Julia may finally be able to discover what happened to Ben all those years ago, but only if she|́|s willing to risk everything in her present . . .
A Julia Gooden mystery ; 3.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Fiction.