Last Stone

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Bowden, Mark
Atlantic Monthly Press
First Edition
Physical description: 
340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publishing date: 
April 2, 2019
Book Description: 

March 29, 1975. Katherine and Sheila Lyons, age 10 and 12, vanished from a shopping mall in suburban Washington, D.C. A massive police effort found nothing. In 2013 a cold case squad detective found something he and a generation of detectives had missed. It pointed them toward a man named Lloyd Welch, then serving time for child molestation in Delaware. Bowden had covered the story as a cub reporter. Now he covers the months of intense questioning and extensive investigation of Welch's sprawling Appalachian clan with  detectives. How do you get a compulsive liar with every reason in the world to lie to tell the truth?