Social worker, Miriam, arranges for Kiri to have an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents. But when Kiri disappears during the visit, the fingers of suspicion and blame from the police, the press, and even her colleagues, point firmly at Miriam. As the media spotlight around the story intensifies, Miriam, as well as both sets of families, are forced to ask the toughest questions, not just of themselves, but of each other. Tobi, who is Kiri's grandfather, finds both his race and dysfunctional relationship with his son, the prime suspect in Kiri's disappearance, put under the microscope. Meanwhile Alice, Kiri's fiercely articulate white foster mother, watches as her family starts to crumble under the pressure of very public grief.