I stood there, overlooking the island. It was hard to believe we were finally here, after everything we’d been through.
I remembered everything. The storm, the sharks, the pure fear. I stared into the thick woods, imagining where my parents could be…
For most eighth graders, their parents’ sudden disappearance would be the biggest nightmare imaginable.
For Amber and her brother Kenny, this nightmare is only the beginning.
Before this, Amber’s biggest worries were fitting in at high school, finding time with her two favorite cousins, and watching her brother while her parents were away. But when the Coast Guard calls with terrible news—and Amber’s ominous dream about a ship lost at sea proves all too prophetic—everyone’s lives are changed forever.
With the help of headstrong Jenna, easygoing but reliable Mike, and an overly helpful policeman with mysterious motives, Amber sets off on the rescue mission of a lifetime. But their eagerness quickly leads them straight into stormy waters…literally! A violent storm, a surprising discovery in a cave, and the very real threat of physical danger soon force Amber and the rest of her team to realize things are much, much worse than they’d ever dreamed.
Challenges, pitfalls, suspicions, and real danger stand between Amber and her parents, and she learns what it really means to be family. But will Amber’s efforts be enough to bring her loved ones home, or will all of them be lost forever?