This book features Ali Reynolds, a former news broadcaster in California, who happens to be on "The A List" or Annihilation list of a convicted killer. This is a list of five people that the character of Dr. Edward Gilchrist wants dead from putting him in prison for life. J.A. Jance has done it again by providing the reader with a great mystery within a mystery concerning Ali, the main character.
Author Delia Owens beautifully incorporates the natural world of the marshes of North Carolina in this story of a young girl abandoned by her family at the age of 7. Known by the town people as the "Marsh Girl", she navigates loneliness and fear by turning to the wildlife surrounding her in the marshes. Watch for the ending twist.