Their son is gone. Deep down, they think they're to blame.Summertime in Bleak Harbor implies vacationers, overpriced dining establishments, and the Dragonfly Festival. One day before the much-awaited and equally disorderly party, Danny Peters, the youngest family member that established the community five generations back, vanishes. When Danny's mommy, Carey, and stepfather, Pete, get an image of their dazzling, autistic, and socially taken out son linked to a chair, they are afraid the most awful. But there's also even more to the story. Someone is sending them threatening messages and emails loaded with details nobody else ought to have. Can the keys they've kept concealed-- also from each other-- have led to Danny's abduction?As stress from the kidnapper installs, Carey and Pete have to face their very own hideous errors to discover their son before he's extracted from them for life.