Very frustrating story, but written with grit and suspense. Emily disappears halfway through book (which you learn from the book description), and neither the police, her husband, parents or in-laws suspect foul play! That was this book's fatal flaw. In spite of that, I was tense throughout the entire lurid story. Creepy ending, too -- very unsatisfying. The only characters I liked were Emily and her young son. The doctor was a super sick dude. Ugh.