Author Martin Stillwater has the perfect life. He and his wife Paige are happy together. Their two daughters, Charlotte and Emily are intelligent, well-adjusted and healthy. Martin’s novels are at last achieving success. Though he doesn’t like the publicity, he’s about to be in People magazine. So why does he experience sudden blackouts and feel such dread?
The killer doesn’t know his name, his past or his future, he has no family or friends, he doesn’t know who gives him his assignments – only that the targets must die. He cries when he is overwhelmed by his loneliness, tortured by the meaninglessness of his life. He senses that beyond the horizon, there is a town, where a life awaits him and he has family and friends.
Charlotte knows there is something wrong. The man stands, sits, moves and sounds like Daddy. But he doesn’t smile as often or as quickly as usual. And when he does smile, he’s pretending. Daddy isn’t Daddy….Cover art by Lee Gibbons.