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Widower police chief Sean Blaylock and Kate Callahan, the widow of the man accused of murdering Sean's wife, reevaluate the past when the unearthing of a 50-year-old time capsule reveals that someone predicted the tragedy. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of the Andy Carpenter series. 40,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave


Years ago, Katie Sanford's husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins, then died himself in prison. Katie and Jenny's husband, Chief of Police Jake Robbins, have had to work at putting the tragedy behind them. But it's all brought up again in the wake of a hurricane which has just wreaked havoc on their quiet New England town.


Since its founding, Wilton, Maine, has had a quaint tradition of creating a time capsule every fifty years, and the storm unearthed the most recent capsule. As the editor of the local paper, Katie joins Chief Robbins to supervise its opening. Neither of them is prepared for the macabre set of predictions—dating back to months before Jenny's murder—that they find inside. Someone predicted her death, as well as eleven other tragedies, which are still occurring even long after the death of Katie's husband…who might have been innocent all along. But as Katie and Jake race to stop the next predictions from coming true, they find themselves caught in a terrifying mind game with no rules…and life or death consequences.

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Widower police chief Jake Robbins and Kate Sanford, the widow of the man accused of murdering Jake's wife, reevaluate the past when the unearthing of a time capsule reveals that someone predicted the tragedy.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2014
ISBN: 9781250055163
Branch Call Number: FIC ROS
Characteristics: 295 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jan 16, 2017

Superb suspense, characters, and plot. Classic Rosenfelt.

Jun 30, 2016

Well plotted,interesting characters. Extended check in time so wife can read

Nov 09, 2015

Pretty interesting plot and I really liked the main character and his offbeat humor

Sep 06, 2014

This is a solid stand alone from the author of the popular Andy Carpenter series. But that's about all it has in common with those books.
It's a police procedural/thriller with likeable but oddly bland characters & is written in a much more serious tone.
The premise is good & it's a fast paced, easy read but don't pick it up based on any of Rosenfelt's previous books.

Aug 11, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. It had me guessing right up to the end. This author focuses on plot - which is very thick - and not full of fill about the locale etc etc I also really enjoy the books with the dog.

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