Ellie Mack is 15, a golden girl with a glowing future before her, a loving and happy family and a boy friend who makes her the envy of all her friends. She goes off to school one morning as usual, then completely disappears without trace. Ten years on, after every search, police and other, has drawn a blank, her mother, Laurel, still hopes she will be found alive.
When Laurel meets Poppy, the nine year old daughter of a charming man who is keen to form a relationship with her, she is in shock: Poppy is an Ellie look-alike! Read on: the unfolding of the plot is bizarre, gripping, haunting.