Cal Weaver, a private detective, is driving home in the rain when at a stop, he hears A Tap on the Window. A teenaged girl is looking for a ride and when she mentions Weaver’s son, who recently died, Weaver allows her to get into the car. He realizes that he might have placed himself into a compromising position but still is reluctant to make her get out of the car. He is hoping, as a friend of Scott’s, she might offer him some information about who sold his son the drugs that killed him.The girl, Clare, asks Cal to stop at a fast food drive-in and she runs inside. A girl returns to the car and Cal realizes that it is not the same girl. When both girls are later missing, Cal becomes a suspect in their disappearances. As he searches for the truth and answers to both Scott’s death and the girls disappearances, he begins to uncover dark secrets in his small town.
Barclay has created a suspense-filled story, one that is fast paced and with a complex plot. The characters are involved in murder, corruption and scandal and are believable and well drawn. This is a mystery with a twisting plot and lots of surprises that will provide an engrossing read for fans of suspense.