Cross Justice by James Patterson
Alex Cross left his hometown, and some awful family tragedies for a better life with Nana Mama in Washington, DC.He hasn’t looked back. Now his cousin Stefan has been accused of a horrible, unthinkable murder, and Cross drives south with Bree, Nana Mama, Jannie and Ali to Starksville, North Carolina, for the first time in 35 years. Back home he discovers a once proud community down on its luck, and local residents who don’t welcome him with open arms. As Cross steps into his family home, the horrors of his childhood flood back – and he learns that they are not really over. He brings all his skill to bear to find out the truth about his cousin’s case. But truth is hard to come by in a town where no one feels safe to speak.