After her daughter, Alex, claims her husband is abusing their daughter, Nan Mulholland, the main character in this novel goes on the run with granddaughter in tow. This family’s dark past unravels as Nan and 4-year-old Jane travel the country. Alex goes missing and Nan finds that her friend, who was to provide them asylum, has died. With Jane’s father on their heels, Nan must decide whom to trust and how to best protect her granddaughter. Harleman is on the faculties of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.