Monday, September 1, 2008


Forgotten: A Novel by Mariah Stewart ~~


Sheldon Woods kidnapped and killed an untold number of boys, then escaped the death penalty by making a plea bargain for multiple life sentences in exchange for revealing the whereabouts of some of his victims. More than a decade later, the full extent of his crimes is still unknown, and many of the dead have never been accounted for. But Lisa Walsh is certain her brother Christopher was one of them, and to honor her mother’s dying wish, she’s on a mission to learn the truth and recover the little boy’s remains. FBI agent Portia Cahill, tasked with confronting the caged killer, is obliged to play his mind games to get what she’s after, but she ends up with more than she bargained for when the remains of another boy’s body are discovered.

Determined to ID the mystery child, Portia reluctantly teams with James Cannon, the attorney who once defended Woods. But chasing a killer’s grisly legacy, and the bones of the forgotten dead, will lead them into the lethal orbit of a monster who’s seeding the graves of the past with a fresh wave of innocent victims.

Once again Mariah Stewart has done it! Written a book that you just can't put down! A chilling story of a child rapist/murderer who, in order to get what he wants from the FBI, bargains with them by telling them where other dead children are buried - in exchange for horseback rides and other "favors". In order to bring closure to the many families of those believed to have lost children to this monster, the FBI agrees, with chilling consequences. I was so glad to finally get a chance to hear Portia's story (she's mentioned in several other MS books). I love how she mentions other characters from her other books to draw you even more into the story. A dark and twisted tale that will leave the pychopaths in this book with you for a long time to come.


Tracey said...

Is this part of a series? OMG does it sound good!!

lorisreadingcorner said...

It looks like it's a stand alone.