From former NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly
comes a heart-pounding story about fear, family secrets, and one woman’s hunt
for answers about the murder of her parents.
Two words: the bullet. That’s all it takes to
shatter her life.
Caroline Cashion is beautiful, intelligent, a
professor of French literature. But in a split second, everything she’s known
is proved to be a lie.
A single bullet, gracefully tapered at one end, is
found lodged at the base of her skull. Caroline is stunned. It makes no sense:
She has never been shot. She has no entry wound, no scar. Then, over the course
of one awful evening, she learns the truth: she was adopted when she was three
years old, after her real parents were murdered. Caroline was there the night
they were attacked. She was wounded too, a gunshot to the neck. Surgeons had
stitched up the traumatized little girl, with the bullet still there, nestled
deep among vital nerves and blood vessels.
That was thirty-four years ago.
Now, Caroline has to find the truth of her past. Why
were her parents killed? Why is she still alive? She returns to her hometown,
where she meets a cop who lets slip that the bullet in her neck is the same
bullet that killed her mother—full-metal jacket, .38 Special. It hit Caroline’s
mother and kept going, hurtling through the mother’s chest and into the child
hiding behind her.
Caroline is horrified—and in danger. When a gun is
fired it leaves markings on the bullet, tiny grooves almost as unique as a
fingerprint. The bullet in her neck could finger a murderer. Can Caroline
unravel the clues to her past before the killer tracks her down? Download and start listening now!