Enter Owen Pick, who is a 33 year old computer science teacher that is socially awkward and has never had a girl friend. Some female students accuse him of inappropriate behavior and he looses his job. Meanwhile, a series of sexual assaults occur in the neighborhood and Owen is questioned as a likely suspect. Then a female teenager, Saffyre Maddox, goes missing and some of her belongings are found in an empty lot behind Owen’s apartment.
The circumstantial evidence is stacked against him and Owen is arrested. So, the reader suspects that Owen is innocent, but we aren’t sure. There is a growing sense that Owen may go down for the crime and the real culprit will get away.
The story is told from multiple points of view and slowly the players and sequence of events come into view and the reader can start to piece the situation together. Right up until the end of the story we aren’t sure who is guilty and then it gets solved … or does it!
The story was very well put together and told, but it was very dark. I listened to the audio version of the book and there were three readers. They did a great job.