GW Diamond is a private investigator who specializes in missing children cases. Her choice of specialties results from her own childhood trauma. When her uncle, the sheriff of Elk Grove, Missouri, calls her in on a case, GW could never have imagined how much the case would change her.
Erin Dunbar arrives hours after the daughter of her estranged sister has gone missing. She appreciates that the sheriff, her old friend, is going to let her in on the investigation. But from the first moment she meets GW, Erin senses there is something different about her. Yes, she’s a pain in the ass PI and yes, she can be a pain in general, but when Erin looks into her eyes…pain is all she sees. And her heart urges her to take that pain away.
GW is a professional at pushing people away, but Erin is not about to be moved. As they search for Erin’s niece, Angela, the women must come to a truce to work together. Will they be able to find Angela in time to save her from a fate worse than death? Will Erin be able to save GW as well? Or will GW do as she’s always done, sacrifice herself to save the children?