Exciting new psychological thriller by Paul Cleave, the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim. A famous crime writer struggles to differentiate between his own reality and the frightening plot lines he’s created for the page. Recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the early age of forty-nine, Jerry’s crime writing days are coming to an end. His twelve books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, but as his dementia begins to crumble the wall between his life and the lives of the characters he has created, he confesses his worst secret: The stories are real. He knows this because he committed the crimes. Those close to him, including the nurses at the care home where he now lives, insist that it is all in his head, that his memory is being toyed with and manipulated by his unfortunate disease. But if that were true, then why are so many bad things happening? Why are people dying?