David Loogans dark past is revealed in this prequel to "Bad Things Happen"--the critically acclaimed mystery that Stephen King called a "great fucking book." On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. Jana is an enigma: living in a run-down apartment and sporting a bruise on her cheek that she refuses to explain. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie--until its too late. When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect. But as he sets out to uncover the truth about Jana, he begins to realize hes treading a very dangerous path--and that her killer is watching every move he makes.