Kyra and David Winter seem to have the perfect life, they are happily married, with a comfortable home, and good jobs. They are the proud parents of a five-year-old son, Michael, to whom they strive to be the perfect parents, though some might say they overdo it and even call them “helicopter parents,” of the most zealous and overprotective sort. But Kyra and Michael believe their overprotective tendencies are entirely justified.
When Michael vanishes from the backyard on an ordinary summer day both Kyra and Michael think their pasts have caught up with them. Each suspects someone from their past has abducted their precious boy. David suspects his unstable first wife, Courtney, and Kyra thinks someone from her estranged family is responsible.
This is a story of family, secrets, and lies, the things that even though we try to hide them from others, are never truly hidden from ourselves, and the role they play in shaping who we are and why we do the things that we do.