So when I started this book, I expected it to be more of a mystery focused on what happened to the two characters in the woods, the father and the son. That's partly true, but it's not really the focus of the book. The book really focuses on Maya, the speech pathologist called in to work with Lucas. Lucas is the now-teenaged boy who disappeared into the woods a decade ago. He has reemerged and has been caught stealing, causing him to be committed to the local mental hospital until he will communicate with the police about where he and his father have been all these years. Something about Maya makes him open up to her, and he only has one thing in mind....returning to his father. Maya has a troubled past and a history of her own, and she is equally drawn to Lucas. In a sense, this is more Maya's story than it is Lucas'. I wasn't sure where this story was going much of the time, and it didn't end how I expected it to, but it was interesting.