"Forensic anthropologist Emma Graves knows about the dead. But can the dead help her remember why she's still alive? When you are lost ... Emma Graves was only eight years old when a tragic school bus accident shattered the rural community where she grew up. When the bus was discovered the driver was dead and Emma, her older sister and her sister's best friend were missing. A frantic search through the cold, dark woods in the surrounding area began. As the sun rose the next morning, a cold and terrified Emma was found. Emma remembered little else beyond watching through the fractured windshield as her sister and her friend walked away from the bus to find help. Spring turned into summer and then to fall and the missing girls never came back. When you come back... Twenty-five years later Emma is all grown up. Though she is an acclaimed forensic anthropologist, her personal life is a different matter. After surviving another tragic accident, this one at a dig, Emma needs to hide somewhere and pull herself together again. After all, she has been fractured since she was eight years old, this breakdown has been coming for a long time. Going home is her only choice. The last thing she expected to find on her return was two more young girls missing. The small town is torn apart all over again. With Emma back, attention turns to her. What is she hiding? Why can't she remember what really happened that day twenty-five years ago? Why is she back in town now and two more children are missing? When human remains are found deep in a cave that requires Emma's expertise in retrieving them, the truth may just be more than anyone bargained for."--Back cover.