Patricia MacDonald delivers the chilling story of a woman
who discovers that her own eyewitness testimony about her sister’s abduction
led to the conviction and execution of the wrong man–and that the real killer
is still at large.
When Tess DeGraff was nine years old and on a camping trip
in New Hampshire with her family, a stranger kidnapped and killed her sister
Phoebe. Thanks to Tess’s eyewitness testimony, a man named Lazarus Abbott was
arrested and convicted for the heinous crime. But twenty years later, a
test reveals that Abbott’s DNA does not match that of Phoebe’s murderer. Driven
by her fear that she may have sent an innocent man to his death, Tess and her
adopted son, Erny, return to the New Hampshire town in which it all happened
Stone Hill, New Hampshire, is still an idyllic New England
town. Tess’s courageous mother, Dawn, now runs the charming Stone Hill Inn.
Tess’s older brother, Jake, lives nearby with his wife, a local girl he fell in
love with during the trial of his sister’s killer. While Tess’s family stands
by her account of the crime, nerves are frayed throughout Stone Hill, and
others in town accuse her of lying and view her as a murderer. In a race
against time to untangle the truth about her sister’s murder, Tess encounters
an anti—death penalty lawyer, Ben Webster, a biased police chief related to the
Abbotts, and an unknown killer who has Tess and Erny in his sights. Download and start listening now!