1st Harper Perennial ed.
274, 14 p. ; 21 cm.
"In the 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood palls in a small town in rural Mississippi. Their worlds were as different as night and day.... But then Larry took a girl to a drive-in movie, and she was never seen or heard from again. He never confessed... and was never charged. More than twenty years have passed. Larry lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has become the town constable. And now another girl has disappeared"--P.  of cover.
Includes author information and reading guide after the novel.
ALA Notable Book.