By C. J. Box
Box's 9th novel to add Wyoming online game warden Joe Pickett starts with a bombshell: may Pickett's foster daughter, April, who it seems that died six years past in Winterkill, nonetheless be alive?
"Tell Sherry April called." an easy mobile message that shakes Joe Pickett's oldest daughter Sheridan and the remainder of the relatives to the center. To Joe, it doesn't look even remotely attainable that April can have survived the bloodbath defined in Winterkill six years earlier than. He used to be there, and he used to be not able to save lots of her. yet Sheridan begins to think there's an opportunity that April remains to be alive, and her suspicions are proven while the individual sending texts to her cell is ready to keep in mind relations incidents in basic terms April may possibly be aware of.
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