Did Emily's father murder the teenage girl (Ashlee) he found in the woods? He can't remember--he was having a PTSD flash back. Emily is sure he is innocent, not that anyone else believes this. Ashlee's boyfriend, Damon is sure he is guilty, but that was before he realized he has no memories from that night.
I have read many reviews comparing The Killing Woods to Christopher's first novel Stolen. These books can't be compared, but this is still an interesting psychological thriller sure to attract readers.