1999 "First Edition" stated; Henry Holt and Company publishers, New York; hardbound in grey and mauve boards with bold gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
goodreads review -
In a unique departure from her acclaimed Richard Jury novels, bestselling author Martha Grimes presents "a lyrical coming-of-age journey" (Chicago Sun-Times) featuring two characters from her previous novels. A nameless young woman awakes in a strange bed-and-breakfast with a message that her "Daddy" will soon return. Fearing the worst, she flees into the wilderness and meets Mary Dark Hope. Together, the two track down the one person who holds the key to the girl's identity: The man who abducted her.