In this gut-wrenching debut novel, Dalles McKinsey tells the secrets of a childhood that was constantly shrouded in fear as well as mental, physical, and sexual abuse. In 1978 his mother met a seemingly nice man. Once they were married, Dalles, along with his mother and sister, vanished. What his mother didn't know at the time was that her new husband was actually a serial killer who picked up hitchhikers in the San Francisco Bay area. Murders that at age eight Dalles witnessed. his detailed account of what happened during that near decade-long span will surely haunt you. If being a true story isn't compelling enough then the fact that his stepfather is still out there, lurking, is.Mckinsey, Dalles is the author of 'Childhood Lost ' with ISBN 9781424107728 and ISBN 1424107725.