Eleven-year-olds Nora and Charlotte were best friends. When
their teenage babysitter, Rose, disappeared under mysterious
circumstances, the girls decided to "investigate." But their
search-aided by paranormal theories and techniques gleaned from old
Time-Life books-went nowhere.
Years later, Nora, now in her late twenties, is drawn back to
her old neighborhood-and to her estranged friend-when Rose''s
remains are finally discovered. Upset over their earlier failure to
solve the possible murder, Charlotte is adamant that they join
forces and try again. But Nora was the last known person to see
Rose alive, and she''s not ready to revisit her troubled
adolescence and the events surrounding the disappearance-or face
the disturbing secrets that are already beginning to reemerge.