Psychiatrist Grace Rendeau struggles to make sense of her husbands untimely death. Left a widow with two children, Grace forges a new life for her family, abandoning her private practice and moving to Minnesota to take on a prestigious position at the Rochester Forensic Center for the Criminally Insane. In striving to heal her patients, she finds healing, a new strength, and a sense of possibilities. Among the possibilities is a budding romance with Alex Sawyer, a divorced doctor engaged in humanitarian work. Grace accompanies Alex on a medical mission to Indonesia and they return committed to a new life together. But their joy is short lived. Grace returns home not to her children, but to an empty houseand a chilling kidnappers note. Enemies known and unknown haunt Graces every waking hour. Graces story illuminates the hopes and fears of every wife or husband, mother or father, woman or man, caught in lifes turmoil and striving to overcome it.