When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception. But she can't help but think of her own son, who she hasn't seen since he left home to go travelling two years ago. This time it's personal. When she decides to make herself an integral part of the enquiry by getting close to the families, Kate has no idea what she's getting into - and soon it becomes clear that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think...