Ashlyn went missing when she was just fourteen and, after months with no leads, was given up for dead. Now, five years later, she's been rescued, but the Ashlyn who comes back to Broken River is a different girl from the one who left. Hardened, angry, damaged, and confused, Ashlyn fights to find and save the little girl she once was. Meanwhile, her once-best-friend, Ruke, has spent the last five years fending off suspicion that he had something to do with Ashlyn's disappearance. When the two reunite, the story they left unfinished begs to be rewritten. But in a pile of ashes, is there anything left to save?