Susan enlists Spenser's help in determining the past of a young amnesiac woman who had been sexually abused as a child. The inquiry brings Spenser back to the case of a young girl who was kidnapped from her wealthy family, the case that he resigned from the police force over. When someone puts out a contract on Spenser, and the shady acquaintance she's been living with is killed, he must determine if it has anything to do with the true identity of the young woman.
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Spenser interviews a serial killer who had confessed to murdering the missing girl 12 years earlier. The killer now says she and her husband had falsely confessed to the girl's murder (in fact, she is still alive) to give themselves an alibi for a murder they committed in New Hampshire, which has the death penalty. However, no one has been sentenced to death in New Hampshire since the state resumed capital punishment in the 1970s. See more