Now You See Her tells the story of Hope Shay—who, at just fifteen, seems to have the very stars at her fingertips. An accomplished actor and a student at the elite Starwood Academy for the Performing Arts, she’s seems to be thriving in every way when suddenly and horribly, she vanishes. Deep in the Michigan woods, Starwood prides itself on its security and individual attention to each student. An abduction seems almost impossible. But police and volunteers begin the largest manhunt the area has ever known. As they do, troubling questions about Hope’s seemingly perfect life and outwardly supportive family begin to emerge. Her “stage parents” may have disturbing secrets of their own. Every aspect of her life—as a young girl in love with an older boy and as an actor—comes under scrutiny. And when hints that Hope may have faked her own kidnapping emerge, no one knows what lies ahead for this beautiful girl.
Destined for fame, will she now face prosecution? Is Hope an ordinary teen disappointed by love or do her problems go much deeper? Hope’s is not a story of mental illness, but of broken hearts and dreams, a family who loved perhaps too much, and, ironically, a story of real hope for a vulnerable girl not so very different from many girls we already know.