When a well-to-do recently widowed mother disappears from her suburban home the police are baffled. She didn’t take any money or clothing, and no one has seen or heard from her in days. It’s 1963 in a city known as “Toronto the good,” and middle-aged women just don’t disappear. Rumors spread that she’s taken off with a new man to Florida but her family is convinced she would never leave her teenage son. But strangely that same 16-year-old son forgot to report his mother missing and doesn’t seem too upset over her disappearance.
It will take three long years before a battered body is discovered but it won’t take police investigators long to figure out who’s responsible for the missing mother’s grisly demise.