After Her - Joyce Maynard This is a coming of age tale set in San Francisco Bay area in the late seventies. Rachel and her younger sister Patty live near the mountains where a serial killer has begun to kill young women and leave their bodies behind. Their father is the detective in charge of the investigation. Maynard is a fine writer and the sisters are great characters, but she throws in a few plot twists that were just unbelievable enough to keep me from truly losing myself in the story.