What if she never came home . . . ? When Mitchell Brannon' s beloved wife sets off for home after a conference, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised that Jill' s car isn' t in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. " Hey, babe, I' m just now checking out of the hotel, but I' ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you." Hours later, Jill still hasn' t returned, and Mitch' s irritation turns to dread. When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill' s best friend, Shelley, to help search. As hours turn into days and days into weeks, Mitch and Shelley' s friendship grows ever closer-- and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.