Kath Hayes has the perfect life — two beautiful children and a loving husband.
Until one winter’s night her world is shattered — her husband Jack and their beloved children five year-old Amy and eight year-old Sean vanish during a violent thunderstorm on a private
charter flight from New Orleans, Louisianna, to Savannah, Georgia.
All are believed dead and the wreckage is never recovered.
Her soul ripped apart, in the eight years that follow Kath struggles to rebuild her life, then finally falls in love again, and remarries, and has a new family.
But just as she is beginning to create an idyllic new life for herself, a bizarre secret is offered up in a remote, forest in the Smoky Mountains in Tennesee, hundreds of miles from where
her husband’s plane was believed to have crashed — the eight year-old wreckage of a downed aircraft, its flight path unrecorded.
Strewn among the wreckage are what appear to be the personal belongings of Kath’s husband and her adored children. While the forest reveals no trace of the bodies of Hayes’
family, evidence suggests they didn’t perish in the crash — but survived.
As proof mounts that her husband deliberately vanished with her children, it’s a revelation that stuns her — why?
Why, when there was no apparent motive for her husband to disappear?
Why, especially when they were in love, and committed to their children?
It’s a revelation that also troubles her — for now she may have two husbands, two families, and a deepening mystery on her hands.
When a total stranger knocks on Kath Hayes’ front door one night and hands her an astonishing clue about the whereabouts of her fir
st family, a shocked Hayes sets out to find her husband and children, and the truth behind their vanishing.
Soon she learns that others have been looking for the wreckage and its occupants for a long time.
Others who are determined to make sure she never finds her family and that they remain dead.
Shadowy, powerful people who will kill for what was on board.
Not the passengers, or money, or drugs, or contraband — but a secret her husband was the keeper of.
A secret so powerful it will open a Pandora’s box of bloody revenge — one that reaches back into the past and into the highest echelons of wealth and power.
Even to the highest office in the land — the White House.
A secret to die for that will rip Kath Hayes’ life apart once again….