Zoe doesn't like to think about her childhood. Her memories surround her father and mother fighting because he'd had a serious gambling addiction which drove her mother to death when she was around six-year-old.
No wonder she hasn't had contact to her eighty-three-year-old father in over. When she receives a call from an anxious neighbor he wouldn't be well and needs someone to check on him she reluctantly agrees to go to his house with the thought to introduce his grandchild Molly at the same time.
Little did she know that when she and Molly finally enter the house through the basements door that she would find her father kneeling above a woman lying on the floor with a knife in his hands and the woman's throat slit.
From there on Zoe is constantly confronted with her childhood which seems to be blurred by images she can't understand. Her father cleared of being a murderer the neighborhood seems to be threatened from something the call the "gang" with little to no information's what this is about except that the dead woman wasn't the first victim. Dogs are killed in most violent ways just to be followed by their owner.
Zoe doesn't seem to grow up in this novel. Endangering her child and the unborn child, not listening to her body when she's suffering from major contractions she get a bit annoying. She doesn't understand that her fiancee Nick Stiles is afraid for her and his unborn child well being. Her lack of self-confidence in her relationship with Nick gets a bad taste after having too much of it. She's behaving insensitive which took a lot of the reading fun I'd experienced with the first two novels and I'd seriously like to slap her.