The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danverss door and its his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now shes clean and sober but in need of a desperate favorshe asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jasons past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sisters lifeand possible deathdeepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave.