A pretty teenaged girl from Brandon, Manitoba, named Erin Chorney steps out for coffee, tells her mom she'll be back in an hour...and never returns.
Her parents - separated in marriage but united in worry - turn to police for help.
Almost immediately, the rumours about Erin's fate begin to fly. Psychics with bizarre theories and suggestions. Shocking accusations and denials. Cryptic diary entries. Disturbing anonymous letters. Search warrants and surveillance.
Has Erin, whose young life has already been filled with several struggles, taken another turn for the worse and simply run away from those who love her? Or has someone stolen her from them?
These questions and many more would haunt a grief-stricken family, a determined but frustrated police service and a concerned community for nearly two years, and just when all hope seems lost a last-ditch plan straight out of Hollywood.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police take aim at the prime suspect in Erin's disappearance through an undercover sting operation the likes of which has never been done. The result is a wild, four-month ride into a dark criminal underworld filled with cunning mind games, shadowy figures, daring plot twists and Academy-award winning acting performances.
And an explosive ending that nobody saw coming.
Based entirely on true events, veteran Canadian crime reporter, broadcaster and best-selling author Mike McIntyre takes you deep inside one of the country's most memorable police investigations.