A young man must confront his traumatic childhood when his estranged father dies under suspicious circumstances in this "raw, startlingly honest novel" (Matthew Norman).
Lucas is just a boy in the summer of 1989, when he witnesses an event that will tear his family apart. Over a decade later, Lucas learns that his estranged father has succumbed to a heart attacknews that leaves him oddly cold. Confused by his own lack of grief, Lucas escapes to New York with his lovely colleague Mariana. But a dark secret from his past threatens to destroy their burgeoning relationship before it has even begun.
When something suspicious about his father's death comes to light, Lucas begins looking for clues to what really happened. But his search draws him back into his own traumatic childhood. As the startling truth is revealed, Lucas must confront the fact that father and son may not have been so different after all.