At thirty-two, pregnant and recently divorced, Jillian Parrish and her seven-year-old daughter find refuge and solace on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jillian had experienced her best childhood memories here-until her best friend Lauren Mills disappeared, never to be found. At the time, Linc Rising, Laurens boyfriend and Jillians confidant, had been a suspect in Laurens disappearance.
Now hes back on Pawleys Island-renovating the old Mills house. And as ghosts of the past are resurrected, and Jillians daughter begins having eerie conversations with an imaginary friend named Lauren, Jillian and Linc will uncover the truth about Laurens disappearance and about the feelings they have buried for sixteen years.