Boston private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro are hired to find four-year-old Amanda Cready. Despite extensive news coverage and dogged investigation into her abduction, the police have uncovered nothing. And as the Indian summer fades, Amanda McCready stays gone - vanished so completely that she seems never to have existed. Then a second child disappears. Confronted with a police force seething with lethal secrets, Kenzie and Gennaro soon discover that those who go looking for the missing may not come back alive.
Dennis Lehane is the author of eight internationally bestselling novels - including Mystic River and Gone, Baby, Gone, both award-winning films, as well as the recently released, Shutter Island. He joined the writing staff of the cult TV drama The Wire in 2004, and in 2009 was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for his work on season five of the series. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.