The disappearance of a friend sends a former radio host on a road trip from which she promises she won’t return without him.
Kit Doyle is shocked when her former radio co-host, Farley Black, doesn't show up for a surfing trip to Malibu with Monique, his new girlfriend. But she’s not worried until Farley’s new radio partner, ex-cop John Paul, suggests that something just isn’t right. Kit shares her newfound concerns with Virgie Logan, a casual friend she’s met while volunteering at a local Sacramento shelter. Though the last thing Kit wants is to involve Virgie in even vaguely criminal activity, Virgie insists that the two break into Farley’s house to look for clues. Their mission leads them on a road trip to look into Farley’s friendships and an investigation into whether Farley left willingly or was kidnapped or worse. The adventures of Kit and Virgie on the road are interspersed with the tale of Megan and Will, a couple with a troubled relationship and a secret that keeps them together. As the two stories converge, it becomes clear that Farley may be in grave danger and that Kit’s the only one dogged enough to save him whatever the cost.
Hill’s heroine (Goodbye Forever, 2016, etc.) is a poor example of show-not-tell in a road story that just doesn’t generate the interest that it needs.