When two teenaged girls go missing in Thailand, their families—desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry—are thrust into the international spotlight. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? Kate Waters always makes sure she is the first journalist on the story, this time is no exception. But in her third outing (after The Child), she can't help thinking about her own son, whom she hasn't seen since he left home to go traveling two years ago. As the case of the missing girls unfolds, everyone will find that danger can lie closer to home than anyone might think.
"Barton is a stunning storyteller. Her career as a journalist has helped make this story terrifyingly real. Every turn of the plot feels authentic and very scary."—Library Journal (starred review)