A spellbinding mystery of obsession and guilt, this is also the poignantstory of what happens to those left behind when a child vanisheswithout trace. It is the summer of 1968, the day Senator Robert Kennedy is shot. Two nine-year-old girls are playing hide and seek in the ruins ofa deserted village.
Alice has discovered a secret about EleanorRamsay's mother, and is taunting the other girl.
When it is Eleanor'sturn to hide, Alice disappears. Years later, an extraordinary turn of events opens up shocking truthsfor the Ramsay family and all who knew the missing girl.