Lexie Parker leaves her toddler, Bella, in the care of four playgroup mums. She’s gone for just six minutes. But when she returns, Bella is gone. Is her disappearance connected to the angry protests at Parliament House? What secrets are the parents hiding? And why does a local teacher keep a photo of Bella in his lounge-room?
For the past two weeks Kate Bennet has lived under the control of a man claiming to be her uncle. He says that she did something terrible, something so unspeakable that he has to protect her from the police and media. Something that Kate can’t quite remember. As Kate uncovers some of her memories, she realises that Jim’s story isn’t quite adding up. Kate might not quite remember the night in question, but she is certain of one thing – she must escape.
Martin Reese is a retired man with a unique hobby – digging up lost murder victims. He informs the police, taunting them, and claiming that he’s doing a public service by returning the missing to their loving families. Detective Sandra Whittal isn’t so sure. Convinced that the body finder is escalating, perhaps on the track to becoming a murderer himself, she focuses her efforts on uncovering him before he can do any damage. Sandra isn’t the only thing Martin needs to worry about, as an undiscovered serial killer begins to take umbrage with his casual detective work. What must Martin do to keep his family safe from the police and a killer?