Divorced and struggling to make a life for himself and his daughter, Tim Blake is an average guy working at as a car salesman when his daughter suddenly goes missing. The police make a few inquiries but quickly assume that Sydney has run away.
Tim does not believe this to be true. He goes to the hotel where she had supposedly worked and is told that she never worked there. He searches the area surrounding the hotel and slowly begins to doubt everything he thought to be true of his daughter. Nonetheless, his unconditional fatherly love drives him to continue his search.
Linwood Barkley is a master story teller. Right from the beginning of the novel, suspense prevents the reader from putting this book down -- and then unbelievably the suspense continues to build.
This is one of the novels nominated for the White Pine Award.