Caitlin goes for a run in the mountains with her brother in tow. Her brother returns. She does not.
And so begins the tale of Tim Johnston's Descent. Full of suspense, heartbreak, terror, and grief, this tale goes beyond retelling the horror Caitlin experiences while captive, allowing you to feel the family's loss as well. Denise, the mom, goes back home and tries to start living. Grant moves to the town so he can continue the search. And, once mended, her brother (a.k.a. Dudley and "the boy"). grows up, leaves home to search for the boy he lost on that mountain, trying to fix what went wrong.
This is a book that will grab you and hold you until the end.