Jonathan Vail’s novel made him famous. His disappearance made him a legend. Thirty-five years ago, the young writer embarked on a camping trip in Utah’s Slickrock Canyon, never to be seen again. His journal vanished with him. Now, archivist Claire Reynier, preserver of Vail’s legacy, finds herself drawn into literature’s most elusive mystery. But separating fact from fiction proves to be a dangerous proposition.
The search for the missing diary has led Claire to a case of cold-blooded murder committed in the shadow of Vail family secrets—and linked to a devoted fan determined to keep the mystery of Jonathan Vail’s vanishing buried forever.
Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has performed in such films as Mona Lisa Smile and The Reunion, on stage with Shakespeare & Company and the New Repertory Theatre, and on television on Good Morning America. She received her BA in psychology from Emory University and her MFA in acting from Brandeis University.