Dr. William Rossi left his prestigious appointment as Chief Surgical Resident for Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City to move his wife, Andrea, and their soon-to-born first child, to a small, rural town in Derry, Pennsylvania. The couples decision was based on their belief that this change in lifestyle would allow them to shelter their family from the influences and dangers associated with living in larger metropolitan cities and, with less demand placed upon him, give Dr. Rossi more time to spend with his family.
Unfortunately, Dr. Rossi discovers that bad things can also happen in small towns. Nine years after relocating to Derry, and while attending the eighteenth annual Harvest Festival in the park, Courtney, their young daughter, became bored with the activities. She wandered from the spot where her parents had noticed her sitting just minutes earlier, having decided to quietly stroll along a creek adjacent to the back edge of the park. It was there that she was found raped and murdered.
One year passed and a completely unsuccessful investigation led the authorities to a dead end, with absolutely no hope of finding, let along convicting, the murderer. Dr. Rossi, seriously at risk of losing his mind to rage, grief and frustration, decides to take the matter into his own hands. What follows is a spiraling series of tragic events so terrifying and suspenseful that the story, Before Its Too Late, will keep the reader up at night long after having finished the book.