Once they realize she is missing, her parents alert both the Massachusetts State Police in Boston, but aren't taken seriously. College students go missing all of the time, they are told. They sometimes take a time-out or go away with friends. They will turn-up. Twenty-somethings don't always check in with their parents as often as they would prefer.
Nor do their bodies often drift onto the shore of Gloucester.
Warren Dennihan is a Boston Investigator hired by Lara's parents to find her, then to find out what happened to the world's favorite daughter once her body is found. The few clues left by the murderer lead to more bodies and more devastation in the wake of a birth-right. More lives short of their promise. More souls ebb out to oblivion.