One rainy November day when he was nine years old, Steve Farris returned home very late from school to discover that his father had murdered his mother and his teenage brother and sister; then he had waited two hours for Steve before finally vanishing, as far as anybody knew, off the face of the earth.
Now forty-four and a family man himself, Steve has coped with the horror of his childhood mainly by not dealing with it. But one day a woman comes into his life who is writing a book on men who kill their families. She takes him back over the decades, prodding his memory, furnishing new evidence, retracing the murderous steps his father took that day and the weeks before, until the past begins to come alive, to furnish a host of unexpected twists - and to have devastating consequences for the present. For Steve and his family, it becomes harrowingly clear: Memories, too, can kill.
Original title: Mortal Memory
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery