Abby is in love with two people - her fiance and his five year old daughter, Emma. Although not a mother herself, Abby finds herself enjoying her role as step-mother-to-be until one day on the beach she loses sight of Emma as she disappears into the fog. After a frantic search of the nearby public washrooms and the sea wall, Abby realizes that Emma is truly gone, perhaps gone forever. And now she has to face Emma''s father. This gripping novel takes Jake and Abby on a search of their own surroundings and their hearts. What seems to be promising leads soon dry up and they are left to deal with the anguish that seeps into their souls as surely as the fog and waves seep onto the beach. As Abby grows restless in her search she decides to leave the country in search of a thin lead. What truth she finds on another beach thousands of miles away from the first one will answer all her questions about Emma and her relationship with Jake.