It s the middle of the night. Junior high starts tomorrow. And Madison Kincaid jolts awake to the sound of a phone call from the jailhouse. It s a new case for her father, a renowned defense attorney: Someone s been accused of murdering Madison s second-grade teacher. But no body has turned up. Bent on becoming a lawyer just like her dad, Madison s determined to help him crack the case. At school the next day, Madison finds she s got not one but two mysteries on her plate. Her best friend, Ann, is nowhere to be found, and calls, texts, and Facebook messages aren t getting through. Madison knows that Ann would never just disappear like that and she s seriously worried about what might have happened to her. With the help of Jake Stephenson, the new boy and a fellow soccer player at Pettygrove Junior High, Madison hits the sidewalks of Portland, Oregon, ready to find out just what s hiding behind these two vanishing acts."