The case of a missing teenage girl profoundly impacts the lives of two people: Madora, the emotionally starved girlfriend in a complicated relationship with the kidnapper and Django, the twelve-year-old boy who discovers the whereabouts of the teenager and plots to free both her and the kidnapper's girlfriend. Madora has lived with Willis for 5 years after running away from home with him when she was 17. She tells herself she loves Willis but time and events have tarnished his image. When he kidnaps a pregnant teenager and keeps her hidden, Madora begins to question why she stands by a man so morally reprehensible. Django comes into her life after following home one of the dogs she has rescued. The boy lost his parents in an accident and is living with his aunt who doesn't want him. Through their unlikely friendship, Madora learns to believe in herself and gather the strength to stand on her own; and Django gains a family in an unexpected place.
Drusilla Campbell is the author of three critically acclaimed novels. She crossed the Pacific 3 times before she started school and in her twenties she lived in Europe and Central America so today she's happy to stay at home in San Diego with her husband, the attorney and poet Art Campbell, two rescued dogs and three horses.