The police wonder if Vero really exists and if Thomas is responsible for his wife's 'accidents.' Police Sergeant Wyatt Foster and his team investigate the case with the unofficial help of Foster's girlfriend, private investigator Tessa Leoni. When Foster and his partner drive Nicky around to re-enact the day of the accident things take a very dramatic turn and Thomas becomes a #1 person of interest.
As the story unfolds a number of unpleasant people and situations are encountered including an alcoholic mother, wife abuse, a creepy brothel, and so on. To say more would risk spoilers. The book is an intense psychological thriller full of twists and turns but it has some problems. Nicky comes across as not only disturbed but whiny and repetitive - contstantly going on and on about finding Vero, and saving Vero, and Vero wanting to fly, and Vero's tea parties, and Vero this and Vero that. The reader gets it that's she's obsessed with Vero but a little of this goes a long way. In short, better editing may have made for a better story.
The book comes to a sensational and striking climax that satisfactorally explains all the mysteries in the story. All in all a pretty good mystery.