As It Never Was
A Jake Houser Mystery | Book 3
Seven years ago Mark Siebert disappeared while on his paper route in downstate Mount Logan. The local police chief opened a missing person case while simultaneously labeling the boy a runaway and denying his detective’s request to involve the FBI. Two months later a transient drunk confessed to killing Mark and burying his body in a national forest.
Despite a massive hunt, Mark’s body was never found.
Now a man has approached Mark’s parents, claiming their son is alive and wants to come home. Could it be true? Or is it a con? The Sieberts ask Detective Jake Houser for help. They have one condition: that he keep the cops out of it.