Absentia follows FBI agent Emily Byrne, who disappears while hunting down one of Boston’s deadliest serial killers, only to wake up in a mysterious cabin six years later with no memory of what happened to her. She soon finds her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by another woman, and that she has been implicated in a new series of murders.
Rellik is a serial killer story told backwards, starting with the suspected killer being caught before shifting to
the very beginning – the crime itself. As the story traces the obsessive hunt of a disfigured detective, his
story becomes intrinsically bound to that of his quarry, asking the question – what are the experiences that
forge the people we all become?