When James Buck pops out to buy fireworks, leaving the front door of his flat open, his little son, Daniel, wanders outside and goes missing. Now James struggles to cope with his guilt, while his wife Anna spends her days guarding the small footprints her son made in the forecourt near her door. A flyer advertising a psychic, Richard Latham, offers Anna hope at last ... DCI John Marvel knows Latham from another case of a missing child - that of twelve-year-old Edie Evans - but he was of no help. With two girls missing, Marvel is astounded when his boss asks him to find his wife's missing poodle. He must also make a decision about Latham. Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake, preying on the vulnerable?