In New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding's
mesmerizing new novel, a young woman's mysterious
disappearance throws her family into turmoil, reopening old
wounds and unleashing fresh emotions.
Julia Carver, a twenty-four-year-old model and aspiring
actress, has always had a difficult relationship with her
mother, Cindy. After Cindy's divorce from Tom Carver when
Julia was fourteen, Julia chose to live with her father, a
successful entertainment lawyer, and only returned home a
year ago when he remarried. Julia's return is a huge
adjustment for Cindy, her younger daughter, Heather, and
Heather's boyfriend, Duncan, who lives with them. As a
child, Julia was willful and self-absorbed. As an adult,
she is even worse.
So, when her daughter disappears during the Toronto
International Film Festival, Cindy assumes that Julia is
just being Julia. But after a day and night passes without
word, Cindy begins to suspect that something terrible has
happened to her daughter, and begins a frantic search. As
the days pass, secrets are revealed, lives are forever
altered, and Cindy is forced to acknowledge the disturbing
truth about the young woman she realizes she never knew.