Finn has just finished his junior year in high school. He lives with his older brother, Sean, in a small town called Bone Gap. A few years earlier, their mother left and went to Oregon to be with someone she’d met online.
Sean, who had been studying medicine, had to put his dreams aside to support himself and Finn. The townspeople like the boys. Sean is the kindest, most selfless person around. Finn, attractive but distracted, is often called nicknames such as Spaceman, Sidetrack or Moonface.
The boys’ world was upended when they found a beautiful, injured young woman in their barn. Roza, from Poland, had been studying in Chicago when one of her professors kidnapped her. She had eventually escaped. Then roza was being admired by sean. Sean was trying to figure out hot to go to roza.
Though she never told Sean and Finn anything about the kidnapping, they nursed her back to health, and she thrived in the apartment off of their house. She cooked and gardened, and she and Sean began to fall for one another
Then one day, while Finn watched, the same kidnapper took her away in his black SUV. Although Rosa told Finn she was going with the man by choice, Finn saw her fighting to escape as the car drove away.
The narrative begins two months after Roza’s re-abduction. Finn is still irritated with himself because he can’t provide a useful description that will help law enforcement find Roza. He doesn’t remember the kidnapper’s facial features. He can only remember the ghostly way the man moved. Sean thinks Roza has simply left him, and he’s angry that Finn keeps insisting she was kidnapped.