The story begins when young Michael Berg becomes very ill on the way home from school one day. A woman rushes to help him, and his fascination with her leads them to form a relationship. But as suddenly as she entered Michael's life, she disappears.
It is many years later when Michael discovers a dark secret about her that makes him question everything he thought he knew. You will find yourself in the same tug-of-war of moral understanding and emotion. The complicated ways of human nature, pride, and love make this novel a fast, and worthwhile, read.