The second Charlie Cates Adventure...

Her child's future depends upon the secrets of her mother's past.

"Whip-smart, adrenaline-fueled...both champions charity and gives poverty a human face." - Publishers Weekly

Now in paperback!


Her gift can save a child...if it doesn't destroy a family first.

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015

A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2015

Nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award

“In this spooky thriller, everyone’s a suspect, and the plot twists will keep you guessing.”
--People Magazine

“Powerful and captivating” —New Orleans Magazine

“A lyrical, haunting, heart-wrenching work of suspense with echoes of du Maurier, Hitchcock, and King.” 
—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins

" Hair-raising and heart-rending, Hester Young's first novel is one of buried shame, children taken too soon, and, ultimately, of immense true love that binds across the mortal divide." 
—Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times best-selling author of Bittersweet

"…sure to haunt readers' dreams long after they've turned the last page."
--Shelf Awareness, Maximum Shelf feature title