A year after his wife and kids are killed in a plane crash, Joe Carpenter's life remains a shambles. Every day is a struggle just to take his next breath. Then, on the anniversary of the crash, he goes to visit their graves and meets a mysterious woman named Rose. She claims to have survived the devastating crash and to hold a secret that will bring Joe peace.
Joe soon finds himself chased by shady characters and fleeing for his life as everyone Rose comes in contact with seems to commit suicide. Someone doesn't want Rose's secret to come out and will do anything to stop that from happening. As Joe races against time to find the truth his whole world is turned upside down. Everything he believes is put into question as reaches for one desperate hope; that just maybe one of his children survived the crash as well. But will the truth give him back his life, or change it forever?
In true Koontz fashion, this novel is a roller coaster ride from beginning to end. Surprises wait around every corner and the ending is one that you'll never see coming.