Thirty-four years ago, Violet Sullivan put on her party finery and left for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. She was never seen again. In the small Californian town of Serena Station, tongues wagged. Some said she'd run off with a lover. Some said she was murdered by her husband.
But for the six-year-old daughter she left behind, Violet's absence has never been explained or forgotten. Now Daisy wants the solace of closure and she hopes that Kinsey Millhone will be the one to bring that about.