Beth Cappadora, smart-mouthed and disorganized, has considered herself a good mother of her three children. Then her three-year-old son Ben disappears from the hotel while the whole family is visiting Chicago for Beth's 15th high-school reunion. Beth descends into depression, growing apart from her baby daughter and her disturbed son Vincent, who was supposed to have been watching Ben when he disappeared. While she continues her photography career and her husband goes about opening a Chicago restaurant, the Cappadoras' family structure implodes. Vincent becomes more and more guilty over the disappearance, the restaurant succeeds, and the family must move to the very city that they have come to dread. Then something unexpected happens.
Length: 434 pages
Height: 9.8 x 7.0 x 1.8
ShipmentWeight: 2 lbs.
SOG: Very good, book tight/sound, does have minor shelf wear on DJ
"Don't bother predicting the end: there's a plot twist that'll spin you around no matter which way you're looking."
Newsweek - Jeff Giles (06/03/1996)