"Theodore Weesner's 1987 novel The True Detective is a book I go back to again and again. The story of a child abduction, seen through the eyes of those closest to the case, it's got the velocity and compulsion of a thriller and the depth and compassion of a great literary novel. Weesner's brilliant at moving from one character's point of view to another's while keeping the action moving. It's been out of print for years now, and every time I see a copy of it in a used bookstore, I buy it to give to someone else."
—Stewart O’Nan, author of Songs for the Missing (Viking, 2008)