Every year, millions of young women travel overseas and some never return. They join the lists of missing persons on police data bases. When Yuki Mori's sister went missing in Australia she went to look for her. With the help of a private detective, Yuki traced her sister's movements to a mysterious part of the big country and entered the frightening world into which her sister had vanished.
5 November 2002, Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan: Yuki Mori jogged through the park. She wore running shorts and a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of her kendo club. A sweatband secured her long black hair and beads of perspiration ran down her bronzed limbs. At a point where the path passed between two lakes, she caught sight of a familiar figure. Her flatmate, Natsumi, was a short way ahead. She quickened her pace and caught her up. The other girl was a nat...