Life can change in an instant. For Ryan and Karen Lane, it happens on the morning they discover their twelve-year-old daughters window open, their beloved Maddie missing from her bed. Police investigate. Suspicions swirl. A teenage boy admits he was outside her bedroom window the night she disappeared. A halfway house for convicts recently opened in the neighborhood. The Lane family is thrown into turmoil, and then the detectives turn their sights on them. No one is ruled outnot Karen, with her tragic past, who argued with her daughter; not Ryan, with his violent streak; not Maddies thirteen-year-old brother, Tyler, who heard voices in her room the night she vanished. Days, weeks, months, then agonizing years go by without answers, the Lanes fearing that Maddie is gone foreveruntil a stunning twist shocks everyone, plunging the family deeper into a world of buried secrets thats revelations threaten the very foundation of their lives.