by Gary Braver
A 16-year-old exchange student accused of witchcraft— dark circumstances and sick rumors lead to her brutal death, a cover-up, and more murders two decades later.
“Suspenseful and fast paced, with unexpected and shocking twists, this dark story is filled with flawed, all-too-human characters, tense family relationships, and a haunting conclusion. Highly recommended!” — Booklist
“Braver skillfully alternates timelines in this unpredictable whodunit set in Cambridge, Mass. . . [He] interweaves a convincing police procedural and a character-driven high school drama, ringing both threads to a surprising and satisfying resolution.””
“Rumor off Evil tells a story that is tight with suspense and peopled with characters that engage from the first to the last page.”
—Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan thrillers, including The Bone Hacker“
“All the right elements combine in this high stakes drama. A masterful blend of dark and light and all the grays in between. There’s plenty of pulse-pounding jeopardy, and classic on-the-run adventure, to keep you reading right up to the end.”
–Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Kaiser’s Web
“New and excellent—a fine piece of work. Detectives Kirk Lucian and Mandy Wing are up there with the best. Very impressive.”
–Lee Child, #1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thriller series.
Gary Braver is a storytelling master, and he delivers yet again in an expertly crafted novel that uses all the tools of the murder mystery trade – the clues and red herrings, the character motives and impulses, the plot twists and subplots and relentlessly rising tension – all to propel us toward a shocking and deeply satisfying conclusion. Start reading and you won’t stop.
— William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Back Bay and December ’41
Gary Braver is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of nine critically acclaimed mysteries and medical thrillers including Elixir, Gray Matter and Flashback, which is the only thriller to have won a prestigious Massachusetts Book Award.
Gary Braver is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of nine critically acclaimed mysteries and medical thrillers including Elixir, Gray Matter and Flashback, which is the only thriller to have won a prestigious Massachusetts Book Award. His latest is Choose Me.