Vicarious

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An unnerving suspense tale that ensnares a missing girl, a mad artist, and an unreliable witness, culminating in a double-whammy of a surprise!

After witnessing the possible kidnapping of a neighborhood girl, quiet transcriptionist Willa Neville reports the crime. Unfortunately, she sports a reputation as a tale-teller who exists in a distorted world, but as her recollections become pivotal, Detective Jeremy Upton must learn to trust her.

When Willa experiences heightened tensions with mean-spirited neighbors, she turns to Jeremy for support. But the more he learns about the kidnapper’s warped intentions, the greater his urgency to dismiss Willa’s claims and save the girl—before she becomes someone or something unrecognizable. Soon, crimes from the past make an unwelcome appearance, and the ill-matched pair—logical detective and irrational spinster—must work together to rescue the victim.