Haunting memories can often cloud your perception in the present a well-known counselor learns. Annalise Wood’s death is still a cold case and the killer has yet to be uncovered. Missing from the small town of Lilling Near Cambridge since 1976, her murder is still unsolved and even though her body was found in what appeared to be a shallow grave, the killer is still at large. But, some murders and victims are so spectacular and created such a stir that even in death Annalise is considered a celebrity and in the present someone wants to emulate her thinking it will make people adore her, admire her and create the same adoration that the real Annalise experienced thinking that her death was caused because of her beauty and someone wanted to own her for themselves. Annalise Williams is the subject at the start of this novel as the doctor that interviewed her and taped their session shares this girl’s thoughts, feelings and the fact that she is so enamored with the dead girl, jealous and seriously obsessed with becoming her in the present. When Annalise’s DNA is found on a skirt that she was wearing in her room, the police decide to reopen the case. As you hear the session and listen to Annalise Williams you realize that this young girl is seriously disturbed but she is not the only one who has memories of the real Annalise. Dr. Laurie Ambrose, a University, counselor, is the one sharing her tapes of these young girls with readers and yet at times she shares her memories with readers of her time with her late husband, Tom as she often talks to him hoping that his spirit will guide her to find the answers to unsolved questions and problems in the present. Annalise Williams is seriously disturbed, manipulative, crafty and possibly dangerous.