Even as her father lies dying in a hospital north of New York City, FBI Agent Elsa Myers can't ignore a call for help. A teenage girl has disappeared from Forest Hills, Queens, and during the critical first hours of the case, a series of false leads suggests that she ran away—but she was taken. As the hours tick by, the hunt for the girl deepens into a search for a man who may have been killing for years. Elsa is determined to crack the case, but everything she has buried in her own psyche threatens to resurface, with devastating consequences. Can our most painful childhood secrets be forgotten, she wonders, or will they always find their way back into our adult lives?